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My chicken hen has a bump on bottom of foot not black or
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I have a henApproximately one year old. Several days ago she
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I have a hen that is egg bound for several days. I can feel
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My young laying hen has, what appears to be prolasped vent,
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I have a 2 year old hen that has been lethergic for a couple
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One of my chickens (my favorite) had to be put down. She had
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My sex-link hen is walking hunched over with tail feathers
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hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they
hi. I have 3 white leghorn hens and 3 copper maran hens, they are run happily together. They are a 2010 summer hatch. I have discovered that they all have bald bottoms, they look red too, but they are… read more
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I believe my hen is egg bound. Ive given her a couple of warm
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We have a chicken, who has not been laying for about 4 months.
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