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My barred hen is legthargic, not eating much, but I saw her
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One of my hens comb has flopped over. It is a very cold snap
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I have two hens (same breed) who began loosing feathers on
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I have a laying hen about 30 months old. She wants to lay on
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I just noticed that several laying hens has black spots on
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My brooding pet hen sat on the egg of my other hen over night
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My 15 month old XXXXX XXXXX Hen has been getting more listless,
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Dr. Bob
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My 15 month old hen is limping; the pad on her right foot is
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a Delaware hen that is 18 months old . She was fine
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My Leghorn has black spots on her face and comb and just doesnt
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Good afternoon, I have 3 very large 2 1/2 year old hens and
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chickens: exhibiting irritation..oozing..comb..antibiotic treatment
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
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hen: as a pet..wilma is just one year old..nest of unfertilised eggs
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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Bachelor's Degree
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Hi I have a sick chicken. For a few weeks she has been laying
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