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I have a sick hen since Sunday. I am very concerned. She is
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Every two or thee months, one of my egg laying hens will
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We have 6 hens, about 6 months old (none have started laying
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Two and a half weeks ago, I got three new chicks (about 3-4
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Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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