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My 5 year old Rhode Island Red has a very swollen abdomen,
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we have Rhode Island Red hens 2 1/2 years old and they have
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I have a two year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has been laying
I have a two year old Rhode Island Red hen. She has been laying an egg a day. I am concerned that she might be egg bound today. How do I know? And if so, what can I do?… read more
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My chicken is a Rhode Island Red mature hen. She has a cough
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I bought 15 7 month old Rhode Island Red hens in mid July,
I bought 15 7 month old Rhode Island Red hens in mid July, they layed eggs for 4 days and then stopped laying completely. They started to moult very slowly, they are still mouldting but have no bare s… read more
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Hi! I have an elderly hen, Penny, a Rhode Island Cross, who
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i have about 15 rhode Island red laying hens, they are approx.
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