hen enjoying a dust bath
Health & Welfare

Winter dust baths for your hens

In this horrible wet weather, there is a shortage of dry dust bath areas for your hens to perform their ablutions. Normally you would find little craters in our flower beds and gardens but from November to March, it’s just not possible for them. Dust baths are important to keep parasites at bay and to clean the feathers.

how to avoid mud, hen dustbathing
Health & Welfare

How do I avoid a muddy chicken run?

As the months slowly tick over to autumn and winter, the rain in the UK can be inevitable. And with rain, comes the mud. So, what can be done to improve conditions for your hens until the sun starts to shine and we have drier ground again?