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    How to make hen STOP laying?

    I suspect one of my hens has been laying internally. She stopped laying a couple years ago and has a firm, enlarged abdomen area along her body beneath her vent. This "lump" has fluctuated in size over time, sometimes diminishing to being very small, or sometimes feeling very large and lumpy...
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    Does this pullet have Marek's?

    Thank you for the advice, I will definitely look into that and see how it goes
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    Does this pullet have Marek's?

    She is about 7 weeks old and is normal weight, looks healthy, is eating and drinking, however she has trouble walking. It seems like a strength issue to me, as she can still move her legs fairly well, and can walk almost completely normally when I use vet wrap to tape them so she can brace...
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    How are eggs collected from cage free hens commercially?

    Where do commercial cage free hens lay their eggs/how are they harvested for sale?
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     Where do chickens store fat?

    How can you tell if a chicken is fat, and where on their body is fat stored?
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    Why do Cornish crosses seem to have more health problems than regular cornish chickens?

    Just curious, as I've read a lot about cornish X's having a lot of issues, but I haven't heard the same for regular cornish chickens. Thanks
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    Why did my flock suddenly develop so many health issues?

    About 3-3.5 years ago I got 4 chicks, and about a 1-1.5 years ago I got an additional two. It seems lately that everyone from my original flock started to develop strange and random health problems. One of my hens layed a lash egg and had an infection, and sadly passed away a couple months ago...
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    Sick hen, Please Help! Lethargic and green, watery poop

    I forgot to add, she is vaccinated for Marek's, as are all of my chickens, and everyone else seems to be healthy. Thank you for your help :)
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    Sick hen, Please Help! Lethargic and green, watery poop

    She is 3 years old, stopped laying when she molted and hasn't started since. I used the Rooster Booster triple action dewormer, which I have used before and everyone did well with. I finally figured out that she had mights, so I dusted everyone and the coop, and removed the wooden nest boxes the...
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    Sick hen, Please Help! Lethargic and green, watery poop

    My Ameraucana hen started losing weight and having noticeably less energy, so she is by herself in a run adjacent to her friends where she can see them but not worry about hiding from them. She lost weight and is having a very small appetite, and has been drinking less than normal although she...
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    Mother hen is dead :(

    So sorry to hear about your hen :(. For the chicks, you can make a brooder or if you have electricity running out to your coop, put a heat lamp in the hen house. They will be able to eat and drink out of feeders/waterers on their own, however they will need a source of heat because at their age...
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    my hen is acting lethargic? PLEASE HELP

    I've had some weird occurrences lately with my black Australorp hen. She hasn't layed in almost a month, she doesn't seem to be showing any signs of being egg bound (I felt around her vent and all seemed normal). The past three weeks she would act on and off "lazier" than usual then bounce right...
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    Cracked beak, please help!

    I noticed yesterday that my ameraucana has a cracked beak. Normally if the cracks are not big or do not seem to cause any problems, I will let them heal on their own. However, my ameraucana has a crack that starts from the side of the upper part of her beak, has an abrasion-like look right under...
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    Is my hen eggbound?? Please Help

    I've noticed that my black australorp hasn't laid an egg in probably 4 days, and she is moving a bit slower and has a lot less energy. I wasn't sure what was going on until I noticed she had what appeared to be the clear part of an egg and possibly a little yolk in a couple of her poops. She...
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