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I just lost a hen -- and am puzzled and curious -- She was 2
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One of my hens has a very inflamated , like a tumor with
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My chickens have red, swollen behinds and loosing feathers,
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I have an almost 4 year old RIR hen (not laying) who is lethargic,
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One of my hens looked like she was egg bound last NEVER MIND...I'M TAKING HER TO A VET. night. I decided to wait until this morning to see how she was. She is eating, tail feathers are back to normal … read more
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I have a 7 month old layer, a blavk astrolorpe. She has a swelling
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I have had 2 chickens over the past year, healthy and active.
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We have 3 ex battery hens.... One of which has a red protruding
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