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Ive got a rhode island red hen that is about 12 months old
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Hi, we have a flock of eleven one year old hens, no roosters.
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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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