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We have a chicken that has been having trouble regrowing
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, just noticed one of my chickens has missing feathers and
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hi i have a chicken that is got swollen rectum and is bleedin
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My Australorp hen (approx. 9 months old - part of a flock of
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Hi I have a 6 month old Barred rock pullet. She is with 2
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