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I have a laying hen about 30 months old. She wants to lay on
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My chicken has her feathers fluffed period of time. When I
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HI, I HAVE 4 NEW HAMPSHIRE REDS AND 4 LEGHORNS. THEY ABOUT
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Hello, I apparently inherited 13 roosters/chicken. I found
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