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My rooster possibly has gapeworm or some type of respiratory
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Follow Up] I have a 8 month old jersey giant with a runny
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I have a 8 month old jersey giant with a runny nose & is
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We have recently started to get in to breeding Heritage Breed
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I purchased a rooster from an auction.When i got him home i
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