Why does my chicken have a dirty bum?

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Diarrhea is often the first sign that your hen is sick. However, not all hens with messy bums are ill! ... Then again, some hens have a continuous stream of smelly, thin, runny poo stuck to their feathers. This is often a sign of vent gleet, which is a yeast infection..
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As hens age they will naturally start laying fewer eggs with many hens slowing down production around 6 or 7 years of age and retirement shortly after. Many laying hens can live several years into retirement with average life expectancy between 8 and 10 years..
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Most are euthanised and then either sent for rendering to be converted into protein meal for feed or turned into pet food. Hens that are at the end of their laying life are considered a by-product of the egg industry, unlike broilers that are reared for meat and are a valuable food product.
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springHens are most likely to go broody in the spring or early summer though there are some that may find themselves in the mood in any season. There is no mistaking a hen when she is well and truly in the mood.
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Internal egg laying &.
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If you don't have a slow cooker or if you just prefer using an oven, then place the older bird in a roasting pan. I usually rub the chicken down with oil and then salt and pepper it. Next, you'll want to add some vegetables to the pot and then cook your tough chicken on around 250-300 degrees Fahrenheit all day long..
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