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I found my Silkie chicken this morning looking like she was
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Hi, my hen has lost all her feathers on her underbelly and heading around to the back of her vent. I have dusted her with diatomaceous earth. Is there anything else I can do? … read more
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My six month old Dominique hen was found collapsed and
My six month old Dominique hen was found collapsed and unable to stand or lift her head. Her neck is completely twisted around and her head is upside down. She keeps her eyes closed, and isn't making … read more
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My chicken has mites - treating with vaseline and wry neck.
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I have a hen who has wry neck but only at night. I've been
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I have a pullet about 10 months old, and she stands with her
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Anna
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I found our little hen (Ozzy) this afternoon laying down,
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My silkie hen is tucking her under herself. Will not eat or
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Our 2 week old chick was fine but 3 days ago started ducking
our 2 week old chick was fine but 3 days ago started ducking her head and walking backwards. We thought it was wry neck and have been giving Vit E for the past 2 days twice a day. She's not walking ba… read more
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We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
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I have a hen whos behavior has changed. -She allows me to
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2,854 satisfied customers
I have a Delaware hen that is 18 months old . She was fine
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Barnvelder hen about 12 months . Two days of staying in laying
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i have a lethargic road island red hen that seems very sad!
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I have an 8 week old pullet who has a twisted neck. I think
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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
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Old English..head down..listless..Her eyes, however, are alert.
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