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We have several chickens with missing feathters. I do know
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Hi, I have 4 Burford Brown chickens. They are free range
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I have a little flock of 1.5 year old black sex link chickens
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Several of my layer hens have had featherless butts since early
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I have a small flock of Rhode Island Reds One year old (5).for
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Howdy. We have four New Hampshire Reds which we love. We bought
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