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I have 5 egg laying hens. I am relatively un-experienced.
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Hi I am worried about my Chickens. I found one that has not
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My one-year-old Barred Rock chicken is losing feathers like
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One of my chickes looks ill, She is down at the back end with
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Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise
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