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Wrinkly Eggs

Wrinkly Eggs Most likely, the wrinkly egg is like the wrinkles on my face, it's an age thing!!!   Have any of your rescue girls given you a wrinkly egg? My girls on the very odd occasion gift me with a wrinkly one, so likely your girls will too at some point....

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 Roosts Let's talk about roosts and how to ensure your hens have the best nights sleep! How wide? Square, rectangular or circular? How far off the ground? How much space do they need? How to keep them clean? Let's get the answers: Hens don't grip perches when they...

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Scaly Leg Mites

Scaly Leg Mites Scaly Leg Mite is an infestation on your hen’s legs What causes Scaly Leg Mites? A small parasitic mite known as Cnemidocoptes Mutans. Even the name of this nasty critter is enough to make you itchy. They have a life cycle of 14-21 days and spend their...

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Ice Treats

Ice Treats Hen ice treats are easy to make and great for keeping hens cool on a hot day!  Hens can't sweat so on hot days they can become overheated.  They pant and hold their wings out from their body to let the air flow through but this may not be enough to cool...

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Egg Yolk Peritonitis

Egg Yolk Peritonitis Egg Yolk Peritonitis, or EYP, is a sad reality for the majority of commercial laying hens.  What causes EYP?  Most often happens as the hen gets older as their bodies are wearing out.  The left ovary (right ovary is usually not functional in most...

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Spa Bath for Hens

Spa Bath for your Hen When your hen is feeling unwell, the first thing to do is give her a spa bath.  It relaxes their abdomen and muscles, helps reduce swelling and can even help gunk shift from inside and just like us, it feels wonderful to soak in a tub!  First,...

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