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I have 3 hens. All are Rhode Island REds. 2 were born in
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my hen is not eating or drinking. poop is watery, black and
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I have 3 exbats and who i have had for a few years. two of
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I have a appx 1 yr old rooster. Yesterday he was not himself.
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my one year old chickens body appears to be very puffed up,
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some of my hens have dirty backsides and are a bit scittery
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I have six laying hens and 10 geese, 2 of which have died recently,
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