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A neighbors hen had a run-in with a dog a week ago. She lost
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I have a complicated & potentially serious problem that has
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My chicken in losing her feathers, appetite and behavior haven't changed. We don't have chicken/farm vets nearby. I have no idea what to do. My other two chickens are fine. She was healthy 2 weeks ago… read more
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
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Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken
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My eight yr old female budgie had a bleed the other day, coming
My eight yr old female budgie had a bleed the other day, coming down over the foot. what I thought was a reasonable amount for a budgie. Now she has a cyst above and in front of her right leg (on her … read more
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chickens: other pecking..bleeding..are still laying every day
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Our chicken got pecked by the other chickens. There was a bit
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bantam: about 8 weeks old..noticed one..Raw and bloody.
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My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
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Two of my bantam hens were trying to sit on the same nest.
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my mccaw picked her neck feathers and they havent grown back.
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i got my bird out of her cage early this evning and i noticed
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