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I received two very neglected rhoad island red chickens in
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I just saw one of our chickens lay a completely liquid egg
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The hen has a thin-shelled broken egg each day for 4 days.
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We had a VERY hot summer in Far North Queensland, Australia,
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I have a flock of 35 hens that have been laying since July.
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Over the last 2 weeks 1 or 2 of my 13 laying hens have laid
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