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I have 3 hens and they a condition poss same condition. One
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My hen sleeps in a coop on soft shaviings where she lays her
My hen sleeps in a coop on soft wood shaviings where she lays her eggs. Today the shavings where she sits were wet. Could she be sick? Her poop looks normal and she did lay an egg.… read more
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We have a small flock (all hens) in a relatively large coop.
We have a small flock (all hens) in a relatively large coop. They are also allowed to free-range in the yard all day a few days per week. We clean the coop weekly, and fresh food and water daily. With… read more
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I have a small flock of free-range hens. There in a fenced
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One of my hens hasnt today. It is getting cold here and
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I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always notiived orange loose stool, which I have thought to be cecal poop. They are mainly in a large 8ftx8ft coop with a hen house of 4x6 fee… read more
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I have a small flock of almost two year old Barred Rocks.
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We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons.
We have 6 hens, three rhode island reds and 3 buff orpingtons. One of the Buffs has become very lethargic, laboured breathing and wont go upstairs into coop in evenings. Very little movement during th… read more
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hens: is sneezing/coughing and her eyes look..wet and cold weather
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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One of my hens has been standing around with her eyes shut.
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I think one of my young hens has gone blind, she is going through her first moult and has been getting paler and more withdrawn over the weeks, eventually just huddled up waiting to die, couldn't stan… read more
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