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I have a hen that is acting very strange. She is puffy,
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My barred hen is legthargic, not eating much, but I saw her
my barred hen is legthargic, not eating much, but I saw her drink a little this morning. This has been going on for a couple of days. She has poop, white and with yellow clumps on her tail feathers an… read more
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Our Rhode Island Red hen is about 5 months old and has been
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I have a sick easter egger hen. I've had her since she was a
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I picked up two hens sight unseen one week ago yesterday.
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It 3 pm 70 degrees 30 wk old hen moving slow laying on
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I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday -
Good morning...I am a new hen mom, picked up 6 hens this past Friday - different breeds, and apparently different ages. I was originally told they had been laying for a year but the two in question ar… read more
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oopiedoc
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Sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and
Hi sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and this may be, she's very full today and she's losing feathers...she's still pooping and has a good appetite and is still up and around wi… read more
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Ruby is generally a greedy bird and races for the kitchen
Ruby is generally a greedy bird and races for the kitchen scraps. Lately she has become particular in her taste. She prefers meat, feta cheese and a little fruit. If what she likes isn't under offer, … read more
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She is acting lethargic, reluctant to move and won't eat.
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Dr. Bob,I have a 9 month old hen who has loose stool on
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I have a laying hen that will not willingly come out of the
I have a laying hen that will not willingly come out of the hen house. She used to be a bit aggressive. I. Let her stay in there for about four days then every three days make her go out to eat and dr… read more
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We have a 4 year old barred-rock hen who started having a pale
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I have a backyard chicken flock of about 100 hens. For the
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I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
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One of my hens acts like it cant walk. She wont drink or
One of my hens acts like it can't walk. She won't drink or eat. She also has loose stool. I have separated her from my other hens. This AM she was standing, but I see no evidence that she has been eat… read more
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I have six laying hens and 10 geese, 2 of which have died recently,
I have six laying hens and 10 geese, 2 of which have died recently, just seemed to fade away, lots of runny discharge and loss of appetite. The second one my husband put in my hen run, thinking the ge… read more
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