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I was reading if your chickens have any kind of feather or
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She has teeny tiny crawling bugs, her feet are hot. And
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My buff Orpington is itching and jumpy and just wants to lie
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Well I thought it was mites and I dusted all of them.
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I noticed one of my hens had what looked like plaques on
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There is more the vet should know. We are also fighting
there is more the vet should know. We are also fighting sticktight fleas and put down a lot of diatomaceous earth in the coop. Are you still there or is this going to start a new chat?… read more
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I have a laying hen about 30 months old. She wants to lay on
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She's laying down a lot. I checked her vent and feet. both
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Our black austrolorp chick is about 2 1/2 months old and last
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I have a 3 year old (approx) Black Star hen who has been an
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I just noticed that the backs of 3 of my chickens, just about
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I have a rooster who was diagnosed by a vet with coccidiosis
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We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
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Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
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Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
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I have various types of chickens, laying hens and 1 rooster
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My hen lost several feathers on one of her wings, a little
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