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I am new to raising chickens. I have a hen who appears to be
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Dr Pat, I have a young rooster, about 8 months old. Condition
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Hi I haved 4 buff orpington chickens aged 18 weeks brought
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I have a 1yr old bantam rooster who just yesterday begean falling.
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