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Our chick is 6 1/2 weeks old. About two weeks ago she
Our chick is 6 1/2 weeks old. About two weeks ago she started stretching one of her legs and sometimes falling over. At first I thought is might be a tendon sprain since she had been jumping on top of… read more
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My chicken seems to be paralyzed on one side of her body.
My chicken seems to be paralyzed on one side of her body. she is alert otherwise. … read more
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I have 3 5 day old chicks. One keeps sneezing. The other two
I have 3 5 day old chicks. One keeps sneezing. The other two are completely fine though. Not really sure what to do with the other one. … read more
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I have a baby chick that's two weeks old and their beak
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Can you tell me the mg/kg or mg/lb daily dose for Corid for
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I have 2 chickens that appear to have now missing nails and
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My baby chick 5 weeks old was attacked by hen. I found her
My baby chick 5 weeks old was attacked by hen. I found her wedged in a corner with the skin off her backside and butt. I put cauterizing powder on her and have her inside now. What should I do? … read more
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My chicken hen has a bump on bottom of foot not black or
My chicken hen has a bump on bottom of foot not black or scared. We have been cleaning it out. She is limping on it.… read more
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A few of my chickens seem to be partly paralyzed they are
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Hello, today nine out of our thirteen hen eggs hatched. Eight
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I raise & show nice quality Silkies. A couple of weeks ago
I raise & show nice quality Silkies. A couple of weeks ago I sold some of my chicks that were about 4 wks old. I did my usual visual check - eyes, ears, nostrils, vent, etc & everything seemed fine. A… read more
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hi there i have a baby finch and its around 8 weeks old and
hi there i have a baby finch and its around 8 weeks old and cant feed on its own yet. mum and dad help him along with the other 4. yeaturday i noticed its foot had clawed under and cant stand on the f… read more
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my chickens are rattly when they breath some had a nasal discharge,diarhea,some
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one of my chickens died 3 weeks ago, the other two were fine
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Our cat brought in a birds egg this afternoon. It was completely
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i have a baby chick that was hit with a stick by a little kid.
i have a baby chick that was hit with a stick by a little kid. the chick falls asleep and falls to it's side. it is aware and awake but does not move or walk… read more
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