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Chilled out chickens

When the weather heats up, so do your hens, so it’s important to keep them as chilled as possible. There are several steps you can take to achieve this including: Ensure access to fresh, cool water at all times. Replenish twice a day if it gets warm. Your hens will need a shady area to […]

Giving them a once over

Do you know your hens’ keel from her crop? If not, check out our hen examination guidelines! It really is worth familiarising yourself with all aspects of your hens’ anatomy – that way you know what’s normal for her and what’s not. ur advice is to regularly check your hens through handling them and become […]

Boredom busters!

Just like us, hens get bored quickly if they don’t have stimulation. They love new ideas, games and activities, so here are just a few to keep them hentertained. Get in touch and let us know if you’ve tried anything we haven’t mentioned here! Email Hang up treat dispensers so your girls can help […]

A winter spa day

In this horrible wet weather there is a shortage of dry dust bath areas for your hens to perform their ablutions. Dust baths are important to keep parasites at bay and to clean the feathers. A child’s sand pit with a lid makes a perfect dust bath. Use a sieved mixture of wood ash, multipurpose […]

Introducing our second BHWT Brighton hero

They’ve signed on the dotted line and training is well under way. So we thought we’d introduce you to the second of our BHWT Brighton Marathon runners so you can show them some love and support. Last time we introduced you to Amy Robinson who has always wanted to run a marathon. Now it’s the […]

Comb over

Different breeds of hen have different shaped combs: Rose or Buttercup, Walnut or Strawberry, Pea or V shaped. Most ex-bats have a typical single comb with 5 or 6 points. A single comb is the most common type. Chickens don’t sweat so the comb and wattles are important for keeping them cool in hot weather. […]

Introducing our BHWT Brighton heroes

How many times have you heard someone say ‘oh come on, it’s not like you’re running a marathon’?! Probably many times because, in comparison to running your heart out for 26 miles, everything else seems quite easy. Well, there are three BHWT supporters who you can no longer say that to, because they are running […]

Avian Flu Prevention Zone put in place in England

Defra have this morning announced that an Avian Flu Prevention Zone has been put in place in England. This applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds, meaning they must follow increased biosecurity requirements. This news is not cause for alarm, but it is a reason to up your biosecurity measures at home. All […]

Run Brighton Marathon for us and help save lives

It’s a new year, and with it comes new challenges. If you’re in the mood for a serious challenge, why not sign up and run Brighton Marathon for the BHWT? You’ll be shedding pounds and saving lives at the same time! We have three places up for grabs for the event, which takes place on […]