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Pro­mot­ing busi­ness

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

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