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My chicken is walking around all fluffed up and her tail is
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I have a flock of five hen silky chickens with two roosters.
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we have a 5 month old hen. She is beautiful and a pet. She
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I have two hens and a bantam. When I returned from overseas
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I have a two year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has been laying
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I have a 2 year old hen that has been lethergic for a couple
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