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My daughter's budgie seemed to suddenly develop the
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I think my chicken has coccidiosis and I treated her for the
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She is a 3 day old chick with a scissor beak and one eye.
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I have 2 five month old pullets which I treated with Corid
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My 6 1/2 week old chick has been sleepier than all other (7)
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I have a 4 week old chick that is feathering at the same rate
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My chickens are recovering from coccidiosis. They have been
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I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
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