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When I went to my chicken coop this morning I found one of
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I'm a new chicken owner and I got a bad batch of chicks.
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Chicken that is limping looks like one foot might have
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She is a show girl satin silke. She is fluffed up and a bit
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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Right eye is closed. I've cleaned it with warm water. Looks
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I have 17 week old pullets and one is very listless and isnt
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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1,019 satisfied customers
This is about one of my chickens. I found her laying on her
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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Two days ago, she was laying at the back of the coop,
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,933 satisfied customers
I just read the post about the chicken making gurgling
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in April and one of them is laying an egg daily for about 2-3 weeks now . The other one has not laid any eggs. Another one is about 4 years old an… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,933 satisfied customers
My chicken is about 5 years old and all of a sudden
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Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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I have lost two birds in the past two months. The one that
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Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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22,045 satisfied customers
Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying.
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Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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We have a small flock of 7 hens and one rooster. Born in late March 2009, most began laying early to mid August. Our 2 Buff Orpingtons are causing concern. One insists on brooding and we have isolated… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 5 mo. old wyandotte chicken who has been picked on
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