IF YOU own poultry then you will know about the many issues that can arise with their health and wellbeing. But did you know that there is a poultry bedding on the market that can help with many of these issues, as well as save you time and money cleaning out your coops?
Award-winning easichick poultry bedding is dust free and bacteria free, and it is proving a huge hit with poultry keepers and bird lovers all over the UK as its reputation for “doing exactly what it says on the tin” grows.
easichick is a wood fibre bedding specifically designed for poultry, cage and aviary, and game birds. Made from the highest quality recycled wood fibre, it can protect the health of your birds and chicks and it is perfect for hatching because it guards against bacteria travelling through porous egg shells.
easichick user Lesleigh, who lives in west Cumbria with her flock, says: “We’ve used easichick for our birds and chicks for two years. We love the fresh smell and cleanliness of it.”
Lesleigh is an experienced bird keeper and has been caring for birds for over 20 years. She adds: “It’s so easy to clean out and it rots down on the muck heap fast. Since using easichick I have found my birds have far less respiratory issues, too, which is also another great benefit when using this bedding. It really does live up to its description.”
easichick’s consistency means that it doesn’t blow around, making it ideal for use inside or outside the poultry coop. It is comfortable for poultry and absorbent, making it easy to remove muck, and it leaves no moisture on the surface of the bed.
Jo Barlow, an enthusiastic poultry keeper from Cornwall and a writer for Your Chickens and Country Smallholding, says: “I love everything about easichick. It smells fabulous, it is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. It even makes my morning poo picking easy.”
Jo has a large woodland area where her hens roam and she uses the waste there. “It provides the perfect place for the birds to forage and the easichick rots down slowly for scratching after it has been in the coop,” she adds.
Because easichick is free draining it doesn’t clump together and it lasts longer in poultry coops than traditional beddings, hence less time is spent cleaning it out. Birds also love dust bathing in easichick as part of their natural behaviour.
Claire Hayward, national product sales manager for easichick, comments: “easichick began life as a direct result of poultry industry calls for a bedding which reduced health issues in flocks, so after months of research and development we launched easichick. It was completely biosecure from factory to delivery, protecting the health of poultry.”
easichick is treated with a patented organic additive and it is the only poultry bedding with the Organic Farmers & Growers accreditation, so it can easily be composted as part of an organic growing system.
ABOVE: Oreo, a Silver Laced Wyandotte, loves easichick INSET: Chicken owners use easichick because it is free draining