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My 1-week old Cochin chick has a swollen vent. Yesterday
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I have a baby chick with a swollen vent. We just noticed it
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I have my first Barnevelder pullet (8-9 weeks old) and she
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I have a bantam chicken that is not doing well. She had
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I have 3 chickens that have quit laying eggs. They appear to
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I have a pullet chicken. With pasty. When we cleaned it, we
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