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My Buff Orpington 4years has completed her course of Eradia,
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I have a small flock of free-range hens. There in a fenced
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I have a small, young flock of backyard chickens (8 hens, 2
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hi i have a chicken that is got swollen rectum and is bleedin
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I HAVE ABOUT 80 LAYING HENS, ABOUT 20 WEEKS OLD. I AM PRETTY
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