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If you’re an animal lover you should avoid large eggs and always buy medium-sized… here’s why
Animal Welfare
If you’re an animal lover you should avoid large eggs and always buy medium-sized… here’s why
Earlier this year, the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) started campaigning and urging consumers to stop buying large and extra-large eggs in favour of medium and mixed-size boxes. Representing some of the producers, the…
November 26, 2021 • 164 shares
Backyard Poultry: To Vaccinate or Not
Bird
Backyard Poultry: To Vaccinate or Not
They say that prevention is better than cure. Vaccines are used in health plans to train the immune system to deal with infection by building up an immune response. We routinely vaccinate ourselves, our cats, and our dog…
March 3, 2021 • 3 shares
Do I need to keep my chickens indoors to protect them from Avian Flu?
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Do I need to keep my chickens indoors to protect them from Avian Flu?
While we’ve been (quite sensibly!) worrying about a pandemic that affects humans, it’s important we don’t take our eyes off an older potential pandemic disease… Avian Flu. While the current strain isn’t as disruptive or…
February 8, 2021 • 613 shares
Does poor chicken welfare lead to poor quality meat?
Farm animal
Does poor chicken welfare lead to poor quality meat?
By Dr Marc Cooper, Head of Farm Animals RSPCA  The issue of where our meat comes from and how the animal was raised has become increasingly important to consumers in recent years, and cheaper meat can often mean tha…
October 26, 2020 • 349 shares • 9 comments
Mass surge in UK chicken ownership
Best Pet
Mass surge in UK chicken ownership
It’s not just toilet roll that was running short at the beginning of the lockdown… some staple foods were quite hard to get hold of too, including eggs. And that might be why there seems to have been a massive run on reh…
August 24, 2020 • 53 shares
Which is the best pet? Cat vs. Chicken
Best Pet
Which is the best pet? Cat vs. Chicken
Well, what a question! At first glance, these two animals may seem worlds apart on the pet scale, but although they certainly have their differences, they also share a surprising number of qualities. Whether you’re a fan…
May 21, 2020 • 17 shares
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