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my chicken has severe frostbite. he was doing well and walking
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I have a backyard chicken which is having trouble walking.
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I have a backyard chicken (hen) that was attacked by something
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I have chicken that has always been so friendly but last night
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My bird broke her leg, I think. She can't put any weight on it and she is holding it up. I can not afford to take her to the vet. This happened Thursday and today is Monday. I have her in a sick cage.… read more
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