KEEP THEM FIT AND EN­TER­TAINED

Your Chickens - - Feature | Health -

It is im­por­tant to keep your poul­try fit, healthy and en­ter­tained dur­ing a lock­down.

BIOSE­CU­RITY

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

RE­LIEVE BORE­DOM

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!

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