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A new chicken started hanging around my yard. She has a
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We have a chicken that is showing symptoms of being unwell.
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My egg laying hen who is eight months old has suddenly
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I have 4 bantams and rooster. One had 6 chicks. One of those
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Hi - have a small backyard flock of hens that are nearing 1
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I broke the cardinal rule and put 2 new hens in with my flock...now
I broke the cardinal rule and put 2 new hens in with my flock...now some have runny noses, watery eyes.. I thought I heard some sort of cough. they are lazy now and off their feed, also egg production… read more
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