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hi i have a chicken that is got swollen rectum and is bleedin
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Two of my Golden Comet hens have died over the last two months.
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my hens are losing their feathers in various places. I thought
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hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they
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I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear
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