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One of our hens started making a constant raspy croaking
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I have a chicken that is opening his mouth and looks to be
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My chicken has gapeworm. Symptoms for.at least 2 weeks,
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Just got our chickens yesterday. Rooster is breathing loud,
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One of my hens has had her beak open for a few hours now and
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We have a Deleware chicken that is lethargic, her breathing
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I have a chicken that has had a horrible respiratory issue
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I went out to check on my hens this afternoon, and found one
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My two back yard chickens are refusing to eat or make noise.
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hens: be puffing and has got very weak, it spends..spends most
my grandaughters have 3 hens and one seems to be out of sorts, It seems to be puffing and has got very weak, it spends most of the time sitting down on the ground, hoping you can she some light on the… read more
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Forgive me if this is a double question (problems with the
Forgive me if this is a double question (problems with the first attempt). I have a 2 yr old Buckeye hen that has been particularly bothered by a recent heatwave we've had - she breaths heavier and lo… read more
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I have a silky hen just about a year old. She hasnt laid an
I have a silky hen just about a year old. She hasn't laid an egg for 6 days and when i take her out of the nest to eat she shakes her head then scrapes her beak on the ground repeatedly. I have 8 othe… read more
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