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Got Chickens? Get Garlic!

Published on May 03, 2013 by Penny Roberts in Chicken Care

Got Chickens? Get Garlic!

Unless you're closely related to a vampire, garlic is generally considered to be good for just about everyone – including chickens. As well as helping to improve their appetite and the size and quality of their eggs, it’s great for treating infections and respiratory problems too.

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Improving Chicken Welfare

Published on April 09, 2013 by Penny Roberts in Chicken Care

Improving Chicken Welfare

I’ve always thought that my chickens were very content. They’ve got a lovely large area of grass to wander around in, get a balanced diet of food and nutrients, and of course have their spacious Henny Penny Manor House coop in which to lay their eggs and roost safely at night.

Egg productivity is pretty reasonable all in all, so I guess that’s one measure of their happiness. They also taste delicious, so that must be another. However, research carried out by the University of Bristol suggests that the wellbeing of barn chickens is increased if they have stimulation from activity objects such as perches and pecking blocks.

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Red Mites And How To Prevent Them

Published on March 15, 2013 by Penny Roberts in Chicken Care

Red Mites And How To Prevent Them

As we are approaching Spring and slightly warmer weather, it is time to start thinking about that perennial pest – the Red Mite!

Keeping your coop clean is vital to ensure your precious girls remain healthy. Depending on how cold winter has been, it’s likely that most red mite will have been killed off. However, you can never be too careful with these particular critters.

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