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My hen is egg bound, I put her in a warm bath and lubricated
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We have a Rhode Island Red hen 2 years old. Today when I was
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My 3 year old hen is letharic and her backside by her vent
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one of my 11 hens is sick. symptoms - lame in both legs, not
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I have a hen that is egg bound for several days. I can feel
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Sun evening I noticed one of our Delaware hens could not get
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I believe I have a chicken thats egg bound. Situation began
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We think our chicken is egg bound. We dont know she last lay
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I have a 2 year old hen that has been lethergic for a couple
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