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Do you have experience with hens. Today she is not eating
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I have 2 Rhode Island Red Hens that are sneezing, runny nose
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a flock of 5 pullets and 1 rooster. 2 weeks ago, one
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Lost one of my hens last night she was fine on Friday rear
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I have a rooster that had puss pockets in s eyes. He was
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I think I sent in my question a moment ago but did not get a
I think I sent in my question a moment ago but did not get a confirmation... I am in need of a chicken expert. Not birds. I have a flock of young hens that have been dying over the past few months. I … read more
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My chickens and pheasants are having respiratory problems.
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i have a chicken that for the last 4 days has layed a soft
i have a chicken that for the last 4 days has layed a soft egg but today she keeps laying down in the hen shed we think it's her who has laid the soft egg we haven't seen her lay took to long going to… read more
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birds: have a respitory infection..sneezing..we need to treat with?
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We have a small flock (7) of chickens and one rooster. About
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