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Within the past nine months I have had 3 of my free range hens
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Hi, I raise cornish rock cross chickens, they were vaccinated
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ive got an organic egg raiser as a client. he has 2500 chickens
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Hi I hope you can help, It started last winter when we found
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Hi, I have 150 Isa brown hen for free range egg production.
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Never having fowls before, I bought 3 brown leghorns as point
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Doctoral Degree
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My granddaughter has a little red hen that has feces on its
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