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I have a chick that is two weeks old and seems to have vent
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I have a pullet chicken. With pasty. When we cleaned it, we
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7-week old chicken girl has vent gleet and constipated.
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I have a chicken who has been "rattly" sounding when she breathes
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My chicken has the symptoms of being egg bound,however she
My chicken has the symptoms of being egg bound,however she is not. I checked. In fact she has never even layed an egg. What is going on?… read more
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We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4
We have a flock of hens. 10 full grown and 10 pullets at 4 1/2 months. I am really concerned that within the last 2-3 weeks I now have 3 pullets with cracked beaks. One was an injury that we have hope… read more
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We have some very sick chickens. So far this week we've lost 4.
We have some very sick chickens. So far this week we've lost 4. They have bloody vents with diarrhea. One of the ones who died had all of her intestines come out her vent. We've separated out the ones… read more
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We are raising Cornish cross meat birds and have lost two this
We are raising Cornish cross meat birds and have lost two this week. They have watery white diarrhea but no noticeable blood. They are lethargic and acting as if they are vomiting opening and closing … read more
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Dr. Bob
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We have 6 day old chicks. All vaccinated for Mareks only.
We have 6 day old chicks. All vaccinated for Mareks only. Currently on nonmedicated chick starter. Had baby crickets for first time two days ago. One little orpington (Alfalfa) now noted to have minut… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance
Chicken not laying, eating very little, inactive, whitish substance on feathers around vent… read more
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Dr. Bob
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hi i have a chicken that is got swollen rectum and is bleedin
hi i have a chicken that is got swollen rectum and is bleedin from rectum what is her proplem she is still esting and laying eggs i feed her with pellets and houshold sgraps she has lost som fetters f… read more
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Two of our 3 chickens have lost a lot of feathers around their
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Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana
Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana and a Black Australorp). I started off with four hens, all the same age, and raised them since they were approx 4 or 5 week old pullets. Appr… read more
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My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around
My chickens have lost or are losing their down feathers around their vents. What is this and is it contagious? Are their eggs okay to eat with this?… read more
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my chicken will not stand. she is drinking, and eating. I have
my chicken will not stand. she is drinking, and eating. I have given her meicated food and drink. Ihave 15 other chickens, who are not affected. sh will move her head and attempt to shift her weight. … read more
oopiedoc
oopiedoc
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I have a problem with my flock (11 girls ranging in age from
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Dr. Elaine
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Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying.
Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying. About 8 days ago she demonstrated lethargy (not flocking with the others but drowsing on the ground) and seemed to lack appetite. She als… read more
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Dr. Bob
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
I have a 7 month old Blue Andolusian hen who has not layed an egg for 4 days and today she some out of her house but did not eat all day. Instead, she found a quiet place under some hedges and stood t… read more
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