Health > Reproductive System
General articles and information relating to the reproductive system of our poultry and some of the diseases and disorders that can occur with the reproductive system.
There are sometimes problems in the reproductive system that can cause problems with egg laying.
Egg peritonitis in chickens & ducks is when the lining of the abdomen becomes inflamed due to infection from bacteria. Common after prolapse.
A prolapsed oviduct is when the lower part of a hen’s oviduct turns inside out and is left hanging outside of her vent. This condition
Sometimes poultry can become egg bound when a large egg ‘gets stuck’ in the oviduct. The bird will usually keep visiting the nest box without being
Prevention is better than cure, so keeping our birds fit and healthy should be the aim to prevent many health problems.
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