KEEP THEM FIT AND ENTERTAINED
It is important to keep your poultry fit, healthy and entertained during a lockdown.
Disinfect the hen house on a regular basis with a product such as Chicken Vet Dri bed which is also deodorising. www.chickenvet.co.uk
A boot dip is a biosecurity essential. Use a bucket with a lid placed by the entrance to the run containing a DEFRA approved disinfectant such as Virkon™ S.
Stockists include: www.flytesofancy.co.uk
During the months of confinement, you want to make sure your birds are as happy and healthy as can be, so some in-coop entertainment might well be in order! The British Hen Welfare Trust sells a Chicken Swing that has been tried and tested and shown to provide a fun activity for hens. Rather than just using it as a perch, the chickens apparently get into the swing of things, creating a welcome distraction during their time inside. It costs £19.99 via the online shop at www.bhwt.org.uk.
Other similar accessories are available from Feathers & Beaky. See http://www.spikesworld.co.uk
Give your chickens some fun and games, like this swing!