hen with exposed crop
Health & Welfare

An issue that keeps cropping up; Hen crop issues

Problems with the crop is sometimes hard to get to the bottom of when you don’t know what to look for. Find out more about your hen’s crop, the issues to watch out for and what you can do to help your hen if you can’t get a vet’s help straight away.

hens gathered around a zinc feeder
Health & Welfare

Can hens get zinc poisoning?

When your hen ingests tiny pieces of zinc through swallowing, this can cause zinc toxicity and can make hens extremely poorly; as many hen feeders and drinkers are made of galvanised metal they should also be checked routinely to spot any corrosion or damage.