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Hen’s Sneezing

| October 9, 2011

Sneezing hens may have an upper respiratory problem and there can be discharge from the nose with this. Hens are prone to respiratory problems. There can be a number of causes: poor ventillation (droppings give off ammonia), sawdust (larger wood shavings sold in pet shops usually has the ‘dust’ extracted to prevent these problems), straw [...]

A Set Of Questions To Consider If Your Hen Is Poorly

| February 20, 2011

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 [...]

Poorly Hen

| October 29, 2008

My neighbours gave me their 16 hens back in August. The hens are egg layers and are about 4 years old. In September one of the hens started to look poorly. Her tail feathers were down and when she walked she seemed to waddle. At first she didn’t come out of the hut and I [...]