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LARGE CROP - IS THIS A PROBLEM?

My Sussex has a very large crop. I isolated her last night with only apple cider vinager and water in her dog crate in the coop with the other 6 three

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HEAD SHAKING - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

one of our chickens seems to be shaking its head more than normal...any ideas?

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RED WATERY EYES

My mom said the chicks have watery red eyes. Why is this so?

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RED EYE

My young (approx. 5 month old) hen is lethargic keeping one eye closed. The yellow iris portion appears red but can't tell for sure.

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SWOLLEN EYE, WHITE STUFF BEHIND EAR

Today we noticed that one of our hens has a swollen eye (shut) but the lens is clear and white stuff growing on the flaps behind her ears. Is this a fungus

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I'M CHICKEN SITTING - HELP!

I am watching 6 chickens over the summer while my neighbors are out of town. Its been 5 weeks since I've been watching them. Yesterday out of no where,

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HEN PANTING

I have 1 laying hen that is sitting in a nesting box backwards, she is panting, looks distressed. no sign of illness in any other hen.

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MY DOG PLUCKED FEATHERS

My dog got ahold of my silkie and plucked some of her back feathers, what can I use on it and will they grow back

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RASPY BREATHING

I have a chicken who is acting normally. She just sounds raspy when she breathes. I could not find anything online that was close to how she sounds. Please

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HENS BULLYING

I have a flock of 6 hens who have been together since they were 3 days old. Suddenly, a few days ago we noticed our Rhode Island Red being attacked by

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SLOW, EATING, GETTING WEAKER

I have an older hen (4?)She has been acting off for at least a week ......I honestly thought she was just going to pass, but she goes to the feed everyday

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HEN STANDS ALONE - IT'S HOT

Got home yeterday to find my hen standing alone with her comb flopped and the edges slightly purple. Heat is at 100°, I had a mister, a kiddie pool and

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ONE LEG UP, ONE DIED

I had 6 birds a few days ago when 1 unexpectedly died. Now another is getting sick. She is lethargic, has diarrhea and is laying strangely with 1 leg up

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BLOOD ON COMB

One of my chucks has a scab on her comb. sometimes it bleeds. Is this common ?

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EYES CLOSED - SEEMS HEALTHY

3 month old buff orphington pullet started keeping eyes closed alot but seemed otherwise fine. Would open eyes to eat or when she bumped into something.

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