A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down….

None of us particularly like taking medicine. Remember Calpol?! Yuck. Hens are no different!

If you are struggling to persuade your hen to take medicine in drinking water, try adding a couple of drops of Ribena.

The fruity taste will disguise the medicine and your hen will think she is getting a special treat.

We’ve got plenty more tips for all things hen related elsewhere on our website.

For hen health advice visit our health archives.

For beginners guides click here.

If it’s general husbandry guidelines you’re after, you’re in the right place.

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