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Will you please let me know how many days, at once or twice
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I checked the abdomens of two other chickens- One abdomen
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Girly is having wetter, runnier droppings today - I'm
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I spoke with you earlier about Girly, a six-week-old female
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More on the pullet, Girly - I read that vent gleet is a
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Two and a half month old pullet can't stand. Had a bit of a
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Dr. Bob,This is my Leghorn that had the prolapsed vent
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Hi Vet on line, Recently I got a hen and two 5-month old
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