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HOW CAN I HELP THIS YEAR OLD CHICKEN?

I have read as much as I can, and I can't determine an answer for my chicken. Not sure she has 48 hrs but this is worth a try. She is one year, and a poofy

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HOW SERIOUS IS BUMBLE FOOT IN CHICKENS?

Can bumble foot cause lethargy and problems with pooping?

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hen having very little stool and has blood mixed in

Hen was not acting her high spirited self past 2 wks. She's been acting better but this morning I saw she is having very little stool and seems to have

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HELP FOR SICK CHICKS

I bought six Buff Orpington pullets two weeks ago from a local breeder. On Wednesday I came home to find two with eyes swollen and matted shut. I got warm

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BLINDNESS FROM EYE INFECTIONS

I have a blind chicken. She has white stuff covering her left eye and her right looks swollen. What should I do? Is there any medication for her?!??

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CAN A ROOSTER BE A BELLWETHER?

I have a rooster whose comb is paler than it was a few months ago. I don't see any mites on it but the comb has small white dots, almost like dry skin

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CAN THEIR VISION IMPROVE?

Hello. I purchased 4 Cochin chicks locally 8 weeks ago. When scattering meal worms for treats I noticed they are pecking in front of their target! I tried

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TO VACCINATE, OR NOT TO VACCINATE; THAT IS THE QUESTION.

Can i prevent the chicks from getting sick ? and how bout when there are grown?

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KEEPING CHICKS HEALTHY & HAPPY

i just brought home 1 week old chicks one of them is just laying around .. What can I do?

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WHAT IS ON THESE JUST EGGS?

I have been getting an egg every other day that has what looks like individual larve on the outside shell. some days it will cover 50% of the egg. What

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RESCUED BATTERY HEN DIED; WHY?

Our rescue battery farm chicken died today. We had her for 8 months. She had a very mucky bottom this morning it was all milky yellow colored mess and

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WHAT'S UP WITH THIS CHICKEN PICKIN'?

Our chickens are almost 3 months old. We have 8 that we just recently moved from a large bin in the corner of the garage into a roomy, comfortable coop.

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new to chickens

We just got our coop and are adding a run to it. Our chicks are still in the house in cage. We are new to this and questions might sound stupid, sorry.

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COULD RAT POISON CAUSE THESE SYMPTOMS?

I have a flock of 12 chickens of many various breeds, one rooster and the rest are hens. They live in a large pen, weekly going out to forage. They have

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BIG CROP ON CHICK - WORRIED

I've read about impacted crops. Not sure if my 10 day old chick has one. It's big, mushy, and is always the same size. Seems like it never empties. She

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