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How to tell if my hen is in lay?

In this video clip, Mike Colley, FAI Farms poultry manager, explains if a hen is in lay. Firstly, he checks the health of the hen by looking at: feather condition across the whole body and the flight feathers — the feathers should be smooth and complete. eyes, nostrils, comb and wattles — the eyes should be open with a sparkle in them, the nostrils should be clean, and when a hen gets close to being ready to lay an egg, their combs will get larger and turn […]

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