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This morning one of our hens has a large raw patch and
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My young budgie (2-4 months) suddenly became moody (biting
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I have 5 black hens, don't know the breed off had, they all
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I was reading the response you gave another person. Hen shaking
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Dr. Pat, my hen was attached by a dog this morning... She
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Dr_Kitty
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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we have a 5 month old hen. She is beautiful and a pet. She
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I thought my hens had got gape worm, I have just wormed them
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Doctoral Degree
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My hen broke off the top/outer layer of her upper beak, and
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Doctoral Degree
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I have six laying hens and 10 geese, 2 of which have died recently,
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Help my hens are ill. One has just died. Her feathers turned
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