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My chicken has a respiratory issue gurgling sneezing
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I have about 10 chickens that are coughing and wheezing.
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I have over 100 chickens. I have two young hens with very swollen
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I have had a respiratory problem with just my Orpington and
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my older chickens have started to get an infection in one eye
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I started out with about 24 chicken of different breeds. About
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my chickens are coughing and have nasty eyes they range in
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Hi have chickens and turkeys. A friend gave some barn chickens
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