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I have a. 4 y/o laying hen who has had a glossy, bubbly eye.
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I just read the post about the chicken making gurgling
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New rooster about 5 mo old. Got him home and noticed he
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Have 4 free range backyard chickens 20 wks old. Yesterday 1
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Our hen is sitting in the coop not eating much food or
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I am new to raising chickens. I have a hen who appears to be
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I have a small flock of poultry, some of which have developed
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