Learn about Hens

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is defined as the passage of three or more loose or liquid stools per day. There are many causes for diarrhoea such as infection,

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Egg Eating

Egg Eating

It can be very frustrating to find broken eggshell in a nest box and to find that the hens have started an egg eating habit.

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Elderly Hens

Elderly Hens

As with any other pet, hens suffer from age-related problems and may need extra attention as they age, but with good care hens can live

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Hermaphrodites

Hermaphrodites

It is a well-documented fact that female chickens (hens) can take on the characteristics and behaviour of male chickens and essentially turn into cockerels. How

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Moulting

Moulting

Moulting is a normal process and all part of a hen’s natural cycle. It allows hens to shed damaged or loose feathers and replace them

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Obesity in Chickens

Obesity in Chickens

The dangers of feeding our cats and dogs too many treats are well known. However, being treat-wise applies not only to our four-legged friends, but

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Respiration

Respiration Chickens have a specialised system for getting oxygen into their bodies and removing carbon dioxide. In doing so they employ an efficient combination of

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Vaccination

All hens adopted through the British Hen Welfare Trust have received the full set of vaccinations required by commercial systems listed below in red. Commercial

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