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my chicken is sick, Silver laced Wendotte hen approx. 1 yr
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My Sussex hen is approx 3 years old. She is inactive, off her
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Hi I hope you can help, It started last winter when we found
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We have chickens that are poorly. They seem very lethargic,
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Hello I wonder if you can help me please I am looking after
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Hi, We rescued some ex-battery hens from slaughter. Weve had
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budgerigar: He sits on his perch looking very fluffed up.
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Doctoral Degree
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The comb on one of my ex battery hens has gone from bright
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Doctoral Degree
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Dear Vet, please could you help me diagnose what the problem
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