Health & Welfare

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Health & Welfare

How Does a Chicken Breathe?

You may be thinking, “what do you mean, how do they breathe?” Because surely, chickens breathe like any other animal? Well, it’s actually very different.

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Moult
Health & Welfare

Moulting Season

With all this hot and stuffy weather, it’s beginning to feel like summer will go on forever, but it will soon be that time of year again – moulting season!

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boredom
Health & Welfare

Boredom Busters For Hens!

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

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serious case of bumblefoot
Health & Welfare

What is Bumble Foot?

Does your hen look as if she is wearing overly large carpet slippers? If so, she might have Bumblefoot. Bumblefoot normally starts out with a

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Eggs With Barcodes
Health & Welfare

Track and Trace Is Also for Hens

If you’ve adopted hens from us then you know that we ask you to register before you adopt. But do you know why? It’s so we can trace them. We keep on looking out for our hens even after they have left our coop for yours and keep exceptionally robust and accurate records of every hen rehomed.

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Health & Welfare

Are Chickens bird-brained?

The term bird brain is often used as a derogatory term referring to someone not very bright. Yet chickens actually have very complex brains and use the information they process in a very particular way.

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Red Mite on Wood
Health & Welfare

Help! Red Mite Season is Coming!

It’s that time of year again… Red Mite season! Red mite is easily spread by wild birds, but can also be introduced on newly purchased stock or second-hand housing. So, how can you tell if your hens have red mite in their coop? Follow these simple steps…

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the Uropygial gland hen
Health & Welfare

The Uropygial Gland Explained

Have you ever wondered what that small bump is at the base of your hen’s tail? That would be the Uropygial Gland! The Uropygial Gland is more commonly known as the ‘oil gland’ or the ‘preen gland’ and it plays an important role in helping your hen to keep her feathers waterproof and in good condition.

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