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Health & Welfare

What are Lash Eggs?

Occasionally you may come across an abnormal object in your nest box that is neither egg nor dropping. Lash eggs result from an infection (bacterial or viral) that causes inflammation of a hen’s oviduct. The infection is referred to as Salpingitis.

fairy egg next to a normal sized egg on a hand
Health & Welfare

Fairy Eggs

Eggs come in all shapes and sizes from large double yolkers through to medium and small, right down to tiny fairy eggs, there is no such thing as a standard egg! If you have never seen a fairy egg (sometimes called wind eggs) you may be wondering what on earth has gone wrong…

free-range eggs
Health & Welfare

Why Can’t I Buy Free-range Eggs?

So now you might be asking “where have the free-range eggs gone?” Well, the reason for the sudden disappearance is sadly because of the ongoing housing order.

Coloured Eggs
Health & Welfare

How Do You Like Your Eggs in the Morning? Brown, White, Blue?

Ever wondered about the colour of your hen’s eggs? And we’re not talking about the old wives’ tales – we’re talking about the history of the brown egg and what influenced the colour to be the most predominant.

Penguin hen Egg Yolk Peritonitis
Health & Welfare

Egg Yolk Peritonitis; When Hens Become Penguins

Have you ever seen one of your hens walking around like a penguin? This could be a sign of many things, but usually, it has something to do with laying those lovely eggs. It could even be Egg Yolk Peritonitis…

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Health & Welfare

How does my hen produce an egg every day?

The humble commercial hybrid hen has been designed and modified over the years to ensure peak egg production and consistency of yield. We’ve listed the process which leads to a hen laying an egg for your breakfast.

Hen With 1000th Egg
People Stories

From Zero to a Thousand; How Many Eggs Can Three Hens Lay?

Whenever we talk about collecting eggs from our hens, we talk about whether they have slowed down laying, maybe the eggs are becoming bigger or less-stable shell-wise. But do you keep track of the number of eggs your hens lay?

soft shell egg shell
Health & Welfare

Soft or Missing Egg Shells

Back garden hen owners are often concerned when they find a soft shell or missing shell egg so this post aims to provide you with the right information about the causes of these strange eggs.

Egg & Larger Egg
Health & Welfare

Does Size Matter? – Yes It Does!

Did you know that over 50% of eggs laid in the UK, and most likely the rest of the world, are either large or EXTRA LARGE? We look at how large eggs can affect hen’s health and why we consumers are obsessed with large eggs in our shopping basket.

broody hen sitting on a nest
Health & Welfare

Is my hen broody? 5 tips on how to help your hen

Do you have a broody hen? Any hen can become broody at any time, broodiness is a natural tendency that all hens have that makes them want to sit on and hatch a clutch of eggs. Here are 5 tips on how you can help your hen.