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My hen's vent area is looking and there is an odor. I soaked
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I think my chicken has vent gleet. She was egg bound, and
I think my chicken has vent gleet. She was egg bound, and after baths and help we got it out, but she is leaking a pussy yellowish smelly discharge. What do we do? … read more
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I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to
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I think two of our chickens have vent gleet and may need a
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Girly is having wetter, runnier droppings today - I'm
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Smith - Girly doesn't seem to be straining to go as much
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May a six-week-old female chicken fall eight or nine feet
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More on the pullet, Girly - I read that vent gleet is a
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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
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Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance
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I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
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