stock). When using the powder, put a little vegetable oil on the pellets first so it sticks. The dose is 3g/kg of pellets for seven days. If the hens have been running under the shrubs since you got them, it is unlikely to be a plant that is the problem. Remember that the blind ended twice daily caecal droppings are a different colour, consistency and smell from ordinary dark poo with a white tip. The worms that live only in the caeca can cause the colour and frequency to change, as can eating a different plant. If they are in a confined space, worming them at least four times a year is important as the lifecycle is in insects and earthworms and they will re-infect themselves. The fact they are laying and appear well is a good sign, but if the watery poo continues the hens may need an antibiotic from your vet.