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I have a chicken that is not emptying her crop. I think it
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Sorry, my hen is having crop issues, I thought sour crop and
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I have a 6 year old hen that is lethargic, wobbly, and has
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My 1-year old Orpington may have an impacted crop. The crop
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Hello Dr.Bob. I have today lost one of my one year old Rhode
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I have one chicken she keeps opening her beak as if gasping
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2,854 satisfied customers
I have now lost two hens and a third is now showing the same
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hello, we have a chicken with an impacted crop. How can we
hello, we have a chicken with an impacted crop. How can we help her? we took her to the local vet yesterday who really didn't know much about chickens. thanks… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: perfectly fine..over sized craw is weighed down..sits down
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Doctoral Degree
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hen: crop..rare breed - also a loved pet - I dont want to give
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Hi there, I have a six month old silkie chicken, who just
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Could anyone help us with a sick hen please. We have three
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