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serious case of bumblefoot
Health & Welfare

What is Bumble Foot?

Does your hen look as if she is wearing overly large carpet slippers? If so, she might have Bumblefoot. Bumblefoot normally starts out with a

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the Uropygial gland hen
Health & Welfare

The Uropygial Gland Explained

Have you ever wondered what that small bump is at the base of your hen’s tail? That would be the Uropygial Gland! The Uropygial Gland is more commonly known as the ‘oil gland’ or the ‘preen gland’ and it plays an important role in helping your hen to keep her feathers waterproof and in good condition.

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