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I have three hens and one rooster. One of my he's is a silky
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When I went to my chicken coop this morning I found one of
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I received two very neglected rhoad island red chickens in
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I have 3 rhode island reds 3 white leghorn 1 rooster. some
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I have a Rhode Island red hen that I recently found on the
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I have a Silkie girl with a milky substance all over her
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hens: I expected to house 7 in one coop designed for 15
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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
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