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Health & Welfare

Red Kite
Health & Welfare

Beware! Red Kites!

An unexpected COVID-19 consequence must surely be the threat to commercial birds, and our own pet hens, from Red Kites. Originally valued as a scavenger

Health & Welfare

Are Hens Still in Cages?

Supporters on occasion ask are battery cages now gone? Aren’t cages illegal now? The simple answer is no.  In the UK commercial hens are farmed under three different systems…

Lice
Health & Welfare

Let’s Talk Lice

Lice are often found on hens that are debilitated or unwell. Live adult lice are visible to the naked eye are golden in colour, approx. 3mm long, and lay white eggs (nits) on the hen. Let’s talk about their life cycles…

broody hen sitting on a nest
Health & Welfare

Is my hen broody? 5 tips on how to help your hen

Do you have a broody hen? Any hen can become broody at any time, broodiness is a natural tendency that all hens have that makes them want to sit on and hatch a clutch of eggs. Here are 5 tips on how you can help your hen.