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My barred hen is legthargic, not eating much, but I saw her
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I have a 2 year old black chicken that eats wheat well, has
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Bob. I have a chicken with yellow diarrhea that is unable to
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we have a 5 month old hen. She is beautiful and a pet. She
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
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hens: backyard..four are presenting with wart like growths
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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