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If you find blood on the egg shell or little spots in the nest, she may have ruptured a little blood vessel in her vent as she attempted to lay an egg or passed a particularly hard dropping. This happens sometimes and is usually just a one off event b...
You can usually tell if a hen is broody or not fairly easily. If she goes into the nest and doesn't come back out again and starts making a very strange noise whilst puffing herself up like a football she could be broody. The noise they make is obviously ...
CHICKEN SPICE is useful for when a chicken isnt laying, whilst moulting and as a general pick-me-up. Chicken spice is infact a mineral supplement to keep your chickens in tiptop condition. You might give this to your chicken if it is moulting or to hel...
It is very difficult in the first instance to tell or diagnose when a chicken reaches maturity if it is going to have any internal issues a sometimes can be somewhat of a surprise to new chicken keepers when chickens fall ill, but judging from your conver...
Is your hen fully feathered because they do stop laying if they are having a moult. If she appears to be a bit bald underneath the wings, around the breast and belly, she's possibly moulting and the eggs will start to appear again once she begins to g...
Egg eating is a habit they can get into, particularly if the shells are a bit on the soft side. It is important to remove all traces of the half eaten egg from the nest first of all but there are a couple of solutions which might help stop the habit as we...
Here you will find a complete guide to Chicken Heatlth
Gape worm infestation can occur either directly by birds eating eggs that have been swallowed or coughed up by infested birds, or indirectly by intermediate hosts such as earthworms or snails and young birds up to 8 weeks of age are particularly susceptib...
Vaccination Programme for Omlet Chickens