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I rescued an older hen a few months ago so I am unsure of
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Hi. I have five chickens. One of them died tonight, she was
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hi there, one of my chickens seems to be making a rattling
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Dr. Pat

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25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

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Dr. Bob

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35 years in general practice, including avian.

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