When feeding your hens .Don't forget to make sure they always have an adequate supply of water and also another source of water for if there water runs out and you are not back to supply more or gets knocked over. Especially when you are feeding layers pellets.
Feeding layers pellets is good for all of the nutrition that it will give but is a dried food and hens cans become egg bound and worse still there crop can become full and without water they will die.
Unfortunately this happened to my beautiful hen last night. It is very sad news as her chick is still young and would go everywhere with her. She had survived being eaten by a fox when her friends were eaten and now she has died from my own stupidity.
It is a lesson but it has cost this poor hens life and now those who are left behind are suffering.
When taking on these feathered friends remember they are your responsibility and no matter what you have to make sure to do things right. Does anyone have any idea of something I could do to help her chick? Life is precious chickens are a simple reminder of this.