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We have a chick that is about 5 or 6 weeks old. About 4 days ago she a
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hi is there anything i can do because my mother budgie died
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i have a baby chick that was hit with a stick by a little kid.
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25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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