So if it is a naturally occurring phenomenen, how come our hens don’t already have it PDF Print E-mail

So if it is a naturally occurring phenomenen, how come our hens don’t already have it?

When birds hatch in the wild they naturally pick up their mother’s friendly bacteria from her faeces, but domestic chickens are normally hatched in incubators and so are separated from their mothers. They are therefore susceptible to whatever nasty bacteria are lurking in their surroundings