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My once beautiful barred Plymouth rock hen began molting last
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My chicken has a red butt without any feathers. Is this a normal
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HI, I HAVE 4 NEW HAMPSHIRE REDS AND 4 LEGHORNS. THEY ABOUT
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I have 4 hens that are about 6 months old and lay. I have always
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Some of my hens are losing their feathers. One hen, which otherwise
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chicken: Suddenly stopped laying eggs and she has begun biting herself
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