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My hen has lost all her feathers on her underbelly and
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My hens have been loseing their feathers along the comb and
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I noticed one of my hens had what looked like plaques on
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My hen has lost a lot of feathers especially around her
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I have a 3 year old (approx) Black Star hen who has been an
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hens: tail feathers..biting at their own skin and dying.
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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hens: hardly getting any eggs..frizzle and an old English game..lay
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Sorry I have been on before to ask this question - but freaked a bit because was unsure how secure this site was when it came to asking for payment. 2 of my chickens rescued a year ago have lost quite… read more
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I have a pet rooster and 4 hens About 3 weeks ago the rooster
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