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Sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and
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1,170 satisfied customers
Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were
Last night when I locked up my coop all of my girls were there. I couldnt find one of my hens this morning and found her sitting in one spot shivering. It is cold here (low teens last night) and we ha… read more
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Found our 5-6 month old hen laying down in the coop this
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My hen is listing when she walks, she's using a wing to keep
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Dr. Pat, my hen was attached by a dog this morning... She
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I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
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I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
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I have an 8 month old blue orpington that is acting very lethargic.
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
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Our Welsummer rooster just died. We noticed this morning that
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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