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I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a
Second opinion] I have an egg laying rhode island red that seems to have a distinct gurgling sound when she breathes. She is eating and drinking normally. No sneezing or visible mucus, she occasionall… read more
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I have a hen and her comb use to stand up all the time and
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I have a 3 year old hen and her comb and eye area are turning
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Two of my four hens have ruffed-up looking feathers on their
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My three year old hens comb has fallen over and she is without
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I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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