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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!

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Suitably Qualified Person

A Suitably Qualified Person (SQP) is an animal medicines advisor, a legal category of professionally qualified persons who are entitled to supply certain veterinary medicines under the Veterinary

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Chilled Out Chickens

Believe it or not hens can get stressed too. A visit from a neighbour’s dog or a close shave with a fox can leave your

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Wing Clipping

Hens are not the most aerodynamic of birds! Heavy breeds such as Marans and Orpingtons seldom attempt flight but some lighter breeds are more adventurous.

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Oh No, Not Rats!

Rats are not an inevitable part of hen-keeping It is often said that keeping hens will attract rats – but actually the two do not

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

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

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Gaynor's Hen Tips

Keeping Your Hens Cool

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

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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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