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ONE LETHARGIC CHICK OUT OF 15

Hi, I ordered 15 1 day old chicks from a hatchery they all come in doing good. A week later I found one chick isolated and laying around she was able at

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BUMPS ON HOCKS

One of my roosters has raised areas of skin on his hock area. They appear to be swollen or lesions around some of his feather pores. (Not sure what to

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WHY DO CHICKENS BULLEY?

I have two hens hat have been together once two days of age. Why is one suddenly beating up the other.

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Black spot above eye

Hi 2 weeks ago I noticed a white spot above my chicken's eye. I started treating it with topical abx but it went black so I stopped hoping it would self

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WHAT CAUSED THIS SPOT?

Hi 2 weeks ago I noticed a white spot above my chicken's eye. I started treating it with topical abx but it went black so I stopped hoping it would self

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WHAT PREDATOR DID THIS?

What happened to my chicks if one of them are missing another is dead and cut in the belly intestines everywhere with a left wing eaten and another with

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SILKIE LOST CONTROL

My silkie started acting strange. Her head flops around and she looks like a chicken that has had it's head chopped off, flopping around.

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FERTILIZED EGGS

We have raised chickens years ago and trying again. We want to hatch baby chicks. Does the hen know if the eggs are fertilized, before she stays on the

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CAPONS

I am not able to castrate my extra roosters. Who can do this for me in Ft. Myers or nearby areas?

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EYE GUNK & BUBBLES

Have 13 adolescent chickens mixed in with 12 adult chickens, one adolescent is smaller than the rest. Went out this morning and the eyes on the smaller

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WHITE LIQUID IN MOUTH GASPING

I found one Of my chicks sitting down with its mouth open . White liquid came out of its mouth when I picked it up . Seems to be gasping for air . Please

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DROOPY TAIL

Hello, We have some hens that are nearly at point of lay stage and they have been very healthy ever since we hatched them out. In the last couple of days

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ABSCESS ABOVE EYE

She has a abscess above her right eye that keeps rupturing. She looks a bloody mess. I've been giving her antibiotics. What else to do

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HEN IN NEST BOX

Have 15 chickens in a coop/run, one hen refuses to leave her nesting box and is looking weak, not sure which one is having giant puddles of poo! (as big

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FEEDING CHICKENS

How often do u feed chickens and what is the proper amount to feed 6 full sized chickens?

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