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I have a chicken with a raw/scabby sore on her back near her
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Dear Dr. Salkin, I have an 8 month old cuckoo Marans hen
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Dr. Bob,This is my Leghorn that had the prolapsed vent
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2,854 satisfied customers
My chickens are plucking each other raw. I've used
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2,854 satisfied customers
I have a chicken who is dragging her stomach on the ground
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Hello Dr., I have a pullet about 8 months old, not yet laying.
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