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I have a chicken who is 2 years old a rhode island red, has
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chickens: cough..moist..bit of runny brown and white mucus dripping
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We have a 3-yr old chicken hen that hurt herself while we were
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My 2 year old pekin duck was walking very slowly a few days
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