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Ariel is a 5 month old golden comet that is large and
Ariel is a 5 month old golden comet that is large and healthy by appearance. She started laying on time and has been just as active as the other 3. She started standing alone, not eating or drinking 3… read more
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I have a 7 year old duck hen. She screams non stop until
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Recently (in the last 4 days) one of my hens has been laying
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My chicken has a red butt without any feathers. Is this a normal
My chicken has a red butt without any feathers. Is this a normal molt, or is treatment necessary?… read more
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I have two sick pekin bantams one is a cockeral and one is a
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I rescued an old neglected chook from a neighbour, who I called
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hen: .she pulls her belly on ground when she walks...7 months old
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have three - 18 month old, twelve - 8-9 month old and nine
I have three - 18 month old, twelve - 8-9 month old and nine - 5-6 month old hens. I have 2 Bantam hens. All are Rhode Island Reds. We just purchased the 5-6 month old hens and introduced them into th… read more
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Dr. Pat
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hen: that has stopped laying and is weak..she walks..lost weight.
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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My hen is laying/pooping what looks like part of an egg without
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We have had a rescue hen since Easter 010. She lives with 3
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hen: I put in a credit card and have yet to receive any info.
this site timed out. I put in a credit card and have yet to receive any info. It shut down before I received an answer to hen laying problem. I certainly hope you didn't charge anything to my acct. Pl… read more
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hen is not feeding and feathers round rear end (vent area )
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I have had a Light Sussex hen for about 4 weeks, sposed to
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haveused flee and mite powder, cleaned their hut.They seem to peck
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I tried rub her stomack and feel for a stack egg..feel anything
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Dr. Pat
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bantam: lay..herself..skinny, she doesnt smell funny and is pooping
i have a broody bantam chuck who doesnt yet lay eggs herself yet, but will sit on the others eggs. she has a full firm crop but she is skinny, she doesnt smell funny and is pooping normally. I have pu… read more
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