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I have a Silkie chicken that is over one year old. Recently
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She just went through a molt, and I think maybe got picked
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We recently went on vacation and came back to our one of our
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I have a sick easter egger hen. I've had her since she was a
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My chicken seems to have either sour crop or a ruptured air
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We have a buff Orpington. 9 months old. She is very thin and
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I have a chicken that is not emptying her crop. I think it
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I knew chicken owner and have one bird who appears ill. I'm
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I have a sick chicken. I suspect cocciddiouse. Diarrhea.
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Our pet chicken is plucking at her chest and is hiding.
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My hen isn't very active and drank an excessive amount of
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