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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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WHAT'S WRONG?

I have 15 hens, no roosters. My girls are 2-5 years old. I keep them in a coop with a 50' by 50' yard to run around in. A few years ago I had 2 chickens

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SHOULD I KEEP ROOSTER?

Recently was given some chickens and I believe one is a rooster. Just want the eggs to eat should I get rid of the rooster?

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TWO CHICKENS DIED

Hello, In the last week, I have lost 2 chickens. I check on them morning and night. They all run around, greet me, and seem perfectly fine. I am noticing

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DO CHICKENS GET WARTS?

My daughter has a 5 Mo barred rock she has a wart like bump at the top corner of one of her eyes. I have 10 chickens all together, it doesn't seem to affect

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ABSESS & OTHER ISSUES

My hen is a year old and yesterday only wanted to lay around and had a pale comb and a swollen foot but also has loose brown-clear poo with some yellow

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NECK BULGE

Some weakness and lethargy poor appetite neck on left side curving or bulging out otherwise he looks good the neck can be straightened by hand causing

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IS THIS GENETIC?

Ive had 2 chickens from different batch this will be my third comming down with this condition. They slowly become paralyed? I feel its from inbreeding

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