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  1. Mixing Ex Batts & Non Ex Batts

    As already has been said, ex bats need time to get fit. They are generally well but unfit. They will need to allow them time to settle in and grow strong before an intro and have a plan B if the intro doesn't work out. Also research into breeds that are similar size, temperament etc is a good idea. Hope this helps. Buffie x
  2. Ex-bat hens are available from BHWT Co-ordinator, Marianne Halford, in Newcastle next week; anyone able to offer a good home to some ex-bats can contact either Marianne on 07968 865591 or call Hen Central in Devon on 01769 580310. There are 600 birds coming out and some still needing homes. Buffie x
  3. Allen & Page layer crumbs

    HI It's available to order at any feed merchant If you have problems email me at jayne.cox@bhwt.org.uk and I'll pass it onto A&P. Just let me know who is having difficulty sourcing this for you. Buffie x
  4. Thanks for keeping the feedback coming. Buffie x
  5. Wood chips

    I get mine from here www.mjgiddings.co.uk They are great for mulch after they've been used for a while and compost down eventually. Buffie x
  6. I've got chickens...again :-)

    Brilliant Cate, pictures please:clap: buffie x
  7. They aren't recommended by BHWT because they can cause injury, tripping, getting tangled etc. I'm also unsure about temperature regulation to be honest. Ex bats really are tough girls but do need time to get fit, dry shelter and some tlc of course. A heat lamp can be used for the very bald girls but not this time of year Hope this helps Buffie x
  8. Good for you and good for your pet shop! Have you told us what it's called and where it is? I wouldn't supplement myself for no reason so why the girls Buffie x
  9. BHWT Mr Kipling Feather Campaign

    Well done everyone. Those hens in cages need our support I'm still getting plenty of emails and still catching up on the thank you's here, so sorry if you've emailed me and not yet had a response. Buffie x
  10. Just to update on this softies topic, the feed has more calcium than the standard feeds and has been specially formulated to support the laying hens and prevent soft shells etc. What is really important is to keep any other foods/treats to a minimum, the feed is balanced to a hens nutritional needs. It makes perfect sense to me as I don't give Daisie or our cats random bits of food, they have a really balanced diet. I've done treats and meal worms etc in the past but I now give the pellets as the only food for the day with a handful of corn ( ground fed) and a few greens late afternoon. No additives or tonics. Just wormed as and when required. They are really fit girls! When I want to sit and feed them, I grab a handful of the pellets and they rush to eat it from my hand So I'd suggest sticking to one feed and not offering several options and also not to offer treats or corn ad lib. Any other concerns please do call the Careline and they'll be very happy to help. Buffie x
  11. If anyone has any queries please contact the careline. It's pure coincidence as far as I'm aware I will pass this on for you. Buffie x
  12. BHWT Mr Kipling Feather Campaign

    Thanks Mostin Buffie x
  13. So sorry to hear this news, thoughts are with you. Buffie x
  14. BHWT Mr Kipling Feather Campaign

    You may be aware that the CIWF good egg awards have been announced today and Premier Foods are amongst the recipients. Premier Foods produce Mr Kipling cakes. Mr Kipling does not currently use free range or barn eggs and this award simply means that Mr Kipling promises to go non caged by 2012. Your feather letters and support of the BHWT campaign are very important so please continue to write and send your letters showing your support for free range. Template letters now ready to download from our website http://www.bhwt.org.uk Thanks Buffie x :)
  15. You may be aware that the CIWF good egg awards have been announced today and Premier Foods are amongst the recipients. Premier Foods produce Mr Kipling cakes. Mr Kipling does not currently use free range or barn eggs and this award simply means that Mr Kipling promises to go non caged by 2012. Your feather letters and support of the BHWT campaign are very important so please continue to write and send your letters showing your support for free range. Template letters now ready to download from our website http://www.bhwt.org.uk Thanks Buffie x

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