One of our farmingfriends forum members recently posted about her poorly hen and was seeking advice on what might be the matter. She let us know as much information as possible about her hen by answering a set of questions, which I thought was very useful. I thought that these were useful questions to consider … Read more A Set Of Questions To Consider If Your Hen Is Poorly
I am often asked how to tell if a hen is egg bound. A hen is egg bound when they cannot lay their egg. This may be because; the oviduct is too small for the egg to pass through, the egg may have broken and cannot slip through or the shell of the egg is … Read more Is My Hen Egg Bound?
There is a condition called perosis which is a deformity of the leg bones. I have read that it is caused by a nutritional deficiency of manganese. Adding a manganese supplement to the feed for 3 to 5 days will help to prevent any new cases developing. Birds become crippled and usually die of starvation or … Read more Perosis In Poultry
Hatty the Hen was recently egg bound. Unfortunately I had been out all day and when I returned and went to put the poultry away Hatty was not behaving normally. It looked like she was repeatedly trying to go to the toilet. As luck would have it my father-in-law was around and I asked for … Read more Hatty Hen Egg Bound
A hen is egg bound when they cannot lay their egg. This maybe because; the oviduct is too small for the egg to pass through, the egg may have broken and cannot slip through or the shell of the egg is too soft to let the egg pass through. Young pullets sometimes find it difficult … Read more Egg Bound Hen