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Looking for some follow-up on our conversation Sept 7
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One of my Plymouth Rock hens has a bare neck. It looks sore - red around the spots where the feathers should be. She scratches it. We also noticed when we picked her up that her belly is bare. Dry and… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Hello, I currently have two 1 year old hens (an Ameraucana
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I have chicken that has always been so friendly but last night
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Dr. Bob
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hen: month old..old blue..not layed an egg for 4 days..tail feathers
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Sorry I have been on before to ask this question - but freaked a bit because was unsure how secure this site was when it came to asking for payment. 2 of my chickens rescued a year ago have lost quite… read more
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