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She started out wobbling can't take but. Few steps. Have
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My hen has a very bloated/inflamed lower abdomen and isn't
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My parakeet's vent looks swollen. She prefers to be in a box
My parakeet's vent looks swollen. She prefers to be in a box rather than her cage so I'm not sure if poop is getting stuck on her feathers and vent because she is basically sitting on the ground or no… read more
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My female cockatiel has a lump on her bottom that has grown
My female cockatiel has a lump on her bottom that has grown alarmingly huge in the past week. Impacted egg? Maybe. But it's more than that, as the lump is now almost as big as a hen egg. She acts norm… read more
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Thank you for this service. I have some "backyard"
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I just saw one of our chickens lay a completely liquid egg
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My budgie started fluffing her feathers yesterday. She is
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I have a sick polish hen. Lethargic, won't eat, giving water
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My chicken her first egg this morning. She is a campine. She
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i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends.
i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends. I suspect hen pecked. my concern is the impending cold weather. will they freeze? they have very adequate shelter and a roofed run. I have… read more
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My chickens have red, swollen behinds and loosing feathers,
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I have a chicken with reddish coloured tiny insects (mites?)
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
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My 18 month old barred rock hen quit laying about 4 or 5 days
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I have a 5-6 month old hen who was not on the roost tonight
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