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I talked to you a bit ago and lost that website but I'm
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New to chickens, Have a pullet about 18 weeks old with a
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My chicken is acting lethargic and keeping her eyes closed.
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I have a chicken that is sounding congested, nasal discharge....I
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Dear answer, two weeks ago , a chicken i purchased at a swap
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Hi, I have a large Orpington rooster that has a respiratory
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My Chocolate Orpington is about twenty weeks old. Since we
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