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Gday Dr. Pat. We. Gday Dr Pat. We have a Rhode Island red/
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I have a 2 year old black chicken that eats wheat well, has
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I have a layer hen whose comb is shrinking and grayish. She
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Hi there. I have a sumatra hen (approx 1.5 yrs), whose leg
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