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We have a chicken that started to exhibit dazed behavior. We
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She had greenish poop stuck to her and I washed it off in a
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We went out of town and I had a friend who came and got two
Hello there we went out of town and I had a friend who came and got two of my laying hens and put them in a separate coop alone so she could take care of them why I Was out of town for about four days… read more
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She has runny poop that collects on the feathers below her.
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I have a pet zebra finch who was cohabiting with another
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I just brought a new 5 month old Rhode Island Red hen home
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Day 6 that my 16 month old Rooster has been struggling to live.
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One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My chicken has a swollen eye, she is acting completely
My chicken has a swollen eye, she is acting completely normally other than that. I tried an antibiotic (yellow powder in water, don't remember the name) but it didn't work. any ideas?… read more
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Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken
Oh dear, it started about four weeks ago, with one chicken that appeared to lose its feather around its vent, now half the flock have lost feathers from their rear end, round to their front. Leaving f… read more
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One of my Plymouth Barred Rocks lost an eye, which I noticed
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Two of my Golden Comet hens have died over the last two months.
Two of my Golden Comet hens have died over the last two months. Of the four I have left, two have lost feathers (to the bone) on their wings and on their backs just below thier tail feathers. What's h… read more
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I have a serama hen with the following symptoms facial swelling,
I have a serama hen with the following symptoms: facial swelling, scaling on cone and face. Both eye lids are completed swollen shut. I've had a few others with these same syptoms and the symptoms wen… read more
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I have two hens about 5 months old. They appear basically
I have two hens about 5 months old. They appear basically healthy and content. However they have an area on their underside from near their vent to just under breast with no feathers. It almost appear… read more
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early spring. Now I see a couple that have picked their feathers off of the crop area and at least one that is losing feathers off of her head… read more
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