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Our 2 year old hen is plucking and eating her own feathers
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Our chicken has an egg stuck to her and is bleeding from
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i have 12 hens, 10 of which have bald and very red rear ends.
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I have a Barred Plymouth Rock with diarrhea and red red skin.
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hen: which is about 28 weeks old..for laying eggs..runt
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Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I have a speckled sussex approx 3 years of age...exhibited
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my hens are losing their feathers in various places. I thought
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Doctoral Degree
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I have about 40 chickens that have feather loss on their rear
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We have 3 ex battery hens.... One of which has a red protruding
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chicken: My 2 year..has started losing condition..ruffled..egg today
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Doctoral Degree
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Hi, Have an Isa Brown hen aged about 21/2 years. She stands
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I have 6 speckled sussex chickens hatched on May 26 of this
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