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Yes, I have 6 chickens that have a large coop and run and 1
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I have a chicken that appears to be twitching her head to one side. on loner observation i
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I lost 16 chickens over noc to raccoon. (horrible) A family down the street from me offered 12 of there older laying hens to fill my void to keep up with my egg orders. I went ahead & placed the new g… read more
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I have young guineas that I hatched when my husband ran over
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My chicken this morning didnt want to come out of the coop
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I live in a very remote area of the north ga. mountains and
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Hello, I cant believe this service exists. My 8 year old girls
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Doctoral Degree
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Just got an older hen from craigs list on wednesday and today
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15 chickens seem healthy except for loss of head and neck feathers.
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chicken: outdoors in our urban backyard..weve noticed..pink blotches
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hens: laying..feathers..her belly are wet i think from droll..poop
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hen: that has stopped laying and is weak..she walks..lost weight.
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I have a 1 1/2 yr. old Road Island Red chicken. She has developed
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I have a four month old chicken with a large lump on her chest
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Doctoral Degree
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hens: feathers..spots..was bloody - and instead of simply being bald
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my chickens molted last year and are still missing feathers
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