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We have a backyard chicken that is in pretty rough shape and appears to have Vent Gleet and possibly Flystrike. We are looking for advice on whether we should attempt to treat her or if it would be be… read more
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We have a bantam chicken hen she is 4years old. She was due
We have a bantam chicken hen she is 4years old. She was due to lay and I noticed she was in the laying position for a few seconds and the came out of the box and tried again for a second I picked her … read more
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M boyfriends hens foot keeps swelling and its not bumble
M boyfriends hens foot keeps swelling and its not bumble foot. Any other possible ideas? … read more
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She is holding up her left foot and limping. I checked her foot for any injuries and did not see any. Her head comb is red and she sings. I took her out of the main chicken run and have her separate s… read more
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I have two bantam hens, an Old English and a Rosecomb. After
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I have a 13 week old chicken who is unable to walk. She is
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Have 4 free range backyard chickens 20 wks old. Yesterday 1
Have 4 free range backyard chickens 20 wks old. Yesterday 1 looked very uncomfortable, listless, panting, spread wings. Yard has good shade. Other chicks looked fine. She's no better today. Would it b… read more
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I have done much research, I don't remember seeing specifics
I have done much research, I don't remember seeing specifics on whether Marek's disease can affect different members of a flock differently. E.G. one bird has ocular, one has visceral and 2 get neuro.… read more
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Just found my 10 month old Australorp dead in the coop! She
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The feathers that my little pet Bantam is shedding, have a minuscule r
The feathers that my little pet Bantam is shedding, have a minuscule ring of dead skin at the base, just where the feather insets in the skin. Is this normal? she used to eat "corn scrath?", but stop … read more
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My 3 year old chook passed away last night. Her crop was full
My 3 year old chook passed away last night. Her crop was full of food but she has had poo stuck to her bottom for the past week and very lethargic and pale. The poo was greenish in colour with white d… read more
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chicken: lethargic..wing..out when lying down..Her comb is very pale
I have a full grown chicken about 3 years old that has just suddenly gotten lethargic on one side with one wing and leg that she has streatched out when lying down. Her comb is very pale and shriveled… read more
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hen: I noticed a round brown scap on the bottom of her right foot
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
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I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
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