Gaynor’s Hen Tips

Gaynor's Hen Tips

Mud mud glorious mud…

It doesn’t seem to have stopped raining since November. If your hen run looks anything like mine you’ll probably be sick of seeing mud and

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More on worming

All animals can (and do) pick up worms. Hens are no different. Do not be lulled into thinking that your hens don’t have visitors just

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Soft-Shell Eggs

By Gaynor Davies There is no nicer treat than checking your hen’s nest box and finding a perfect egg laid just for you. However, sometimes

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Benefits of Green Tea

This week I am going a little off-piste and into non-scientifically proven ground and talk about Green Tea. Green Tea? Yes a morning cuppa for

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Vent Gleet

Oh the shame of it. One day your hen has a lovely fluffy bottom the next she has a nasty sticky yellow white paste around

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RSPCA’s 5 freedoms

Keeping any pet is a responsibility and hens are no exception. As hen owners we have a duty to ensure that as far as possible

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Bumble Foot

Does your hen look as if she is wearing over-large carpet slippers? If so she might have Bumble foot. Bumble foot normally starts out with

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Hens have ears too!

It is sometimes easy to forget that hens have ears too… Hens’ ears are very well disguised and hidden under a flat of dense feathering.

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Crop Issues

One of the more regular calls I receive at Hen Central relates to issues with the crop.

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Each hen to their own

Each hen to their own. On rehoming days people often ask for hens that don’t look alike so that they can remember which is which

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Broody hens

Any hen can go broody at any time, broodiness is a natural tendency that all hens have to want to sit on and hatch a

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Combs and Wattles

Combs and wattles.  We see them every day, but do we really know what they do and how important they are as an indicator of

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