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SWOLLEN LEG IS A BIG CONCERN

How do I treat a leg that is swollen from the leg joint to the foot. The bird gets around but with difficulty.

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Chicken lethargic and won't/ can't open eyes

Chicken began acting lethargic, now two days later won't stand and eyes won't open. I removed her from coop and placed in garage but now can't see won't

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Removing mom from babies

What is the best chicken breed for broodiness?

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ONE DIED, THE OTHER CAN'T STAND

I've had two young chicks about 2 months old one started to like stagger and act like it was falling forward and then it started to look like it's legs

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WHY DO MY CHICKS LEAN SIDEWAYS?

I have 4 4 week old chickens and 3 of them are leaning to the side while sitting. Watermelon rinds were fed to them. No external injuries no falls or

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WHAT OTHER ANIMALS LIKE CHICKEN FEED?

Every morning all my chicken feed is gone from a self feeding feeder. No droppings so I don't think it is rats.. What animal would eat the food and not

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HEALTHY ONE DAY - PARALYZED THE NEXT

We have chickens that eat really good one day and the next they are paralyzed. What is causing this?

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CHICKEN POSSIBLY ATTACKED

My chicken's left eye is shut and I think it's maybe that another chicken attacked her. Above all, her beak on upper part is a bit short for some reason.

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GOING IN CIRCLES

I have a 2 month old chick and I've had her for only a month now and she is showing weird symptoms like tilting her head back and forth on either sides

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LIMPING CHICKS & KEETS

I ordered 15 chicks from mypetchicken.com on March 21st they were housed inside then in a small coop with a run presently I hatched my own keets inside

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37 CHICKS MISSING

In one night something dug a hole into my chicken tractor. 5 chicks were left with no blood or missing parts. The other 37 are just gone. There are no

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CHICK DOWN, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

We have week old baby chicks (Cornish Giants) who seem to be doing well except for one that has mucus coming out of his bum. He also seems to have become

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WHAT CAN I DO FOR INJURED CHICKS?

We have two half grown chicks to get attacked by something and now can't walk no blood but they lay down all the time. They eat and drink very alert seems

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Should Chicks Be Put in With Adult Chickens?

I have a 3 month old rooster and 12 1 month old chicks can i put them together

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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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