Hatching Eggs into Cockerels

Posted 31st March 2015 04:37pm by

Hatching Eggs can be a fantastic experience and it’s lovely to see an ex-bat sitting on a clutch of eggs doing what comes naturally. However it is important to remember that inevitably 50% of eggs hatched will be boys!

Here at Hen Central we take on average 6 calls a day asking for help from people who have un-wittingly hatched a flock of cockerels and are now unable to find them all homes. Sadly we are unable to help, as we do not have a permanent re-homing centre. We would suggest that you advertise your cockerels through local animal sanctuary, feed merchants, vets, or as a last resort try the RSPCA.

Visit our Hen Health page for more advice, view our Hen Examination Guidelines or click here to Find Your Nearest Hen Friendly Vet.

If you would like to ask Gaynor a hen health question please email gaynor.davies@bwht.co.uk or call Hen Central on 01884 860084. To support our Advice Line we ask for a nominal donation to help fund this service, so that we can continue to help your hens.