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.

If you’d like advice on your hen’s health, why not visit our Hen Health page, where we discuss important things to look for in your hen’s health, whether its personality or physical symptoms. Or, head to our Hen Examination Guidelines where we can show you where to find things like the crop or the wattle.

If you need to seek medical advice, click here to find your nearest Hen Friendly Vet.
You can also call Hen Central on 01884 860084 to speak to one of our rehoming assistants.

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