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She has one swollen eye and her beak cannot close. Mabel -
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Hello- I am new to raising chickens. I was given 5 chicks that I estimate were about a month old , 6 months ago, so they are now approximately 7 months old. I believe they are Bantams and all but one … read more
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Hi , I have a chicken with a enlarged abdomen. We had another
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