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Here you’ll find hen health tips from our resident vet nurse Gaynor Davies as well as our latest news, be it feathery or fundraising-related. Enjoy!

Gaynor's Hen Tips

All About Combs

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

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Bird-Brained? We Don’t Think So

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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Gaynor's Hen Tips

The Importance Of Worming Chickens

By The Chicken Vet Animals and birds are capable of hosting various internal parasites, including worms. Chickens are no different, therefore worming is part of caring for your pet

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

How does a chicken breathe?

Chickens have a specialised system for getting oxygen into their body and removing carbon dioxide. They use an efficient combination of two methods to obtain oxygen, allowing

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Beware Foxes!

If you have the terrible experience of finding a fox has visited your hen enclosure, your first instinct will be to pick up any hens

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News

Double award success

The British Hen Welfare Trust is celebrating being shortlisted in two prestigious charity awards. The charity is one of five charities shortlisted in the Small

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Fundraising

Community Fundraising

Sometimes it seems that our creative and energetic community fundraising supporters can bring in funds to help hens from any event – local shows and fetes,

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Fly strike

Hens are really good at disguising the fact that they are unwell. This is a natural defence – hens don’t want to appear vulnerable to

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Red Mite

It’s that time of year again… Red Mite season! An easy way to tell if you have a Red Mite problem in your coop is

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