Enjoy the pleasure of keeping chickens and the benefit of fresh newly lain eggs. Rescue battery hens who have come to the end of their high egg yield ability, they are anything form 12 - 18 months old. they will rapidly recover their plumage and health and will quickly adapt to their new environment and become really friendly rewarding your care with fresh eggs for years to come. Or buy young chicks and rear them your self, which ever route you take the rewards are really worth while.
There is a recommendation that the density for chickens is not to exceed 5 birds per square metre, at Pets Plus we feel that is fine subject to them having long periods of freedom when not enclosed other wise we suggest 3 chickens per square metre.
Chicken Products stocked by Pets Plus
GROWERS PELLETS - For rearing young chicks. Young chicks are susceptible to disease, growers pellets contain approved and regulated antibiotics to ward off disease. Growers Pellets must not be fed once the chicks have reached the age of point of lay. Change to layers pellets and poultry corn, supplement either of the diets with fresh vegetable trimmings, boiled potato peelings, always ensure that fresh water is available.LAYERS PELLETS - For feeding egg laying hens or chicks which have reached point of lay.LAYERS MASH - An alternative to pellets which some people prefer.POULTRY CORN - Supplement rearing or layer pellets either feed in a feeder or scatter on the grown for the chicks or hens to scratch around for.MINERAL GRIT - feed in a container to help digestion and the development of shells around eggs.FEEDERS AND WATER CONTAINERSHEALTH CARE PRODUCTS - Poultry Tonic to aid good health and vitality, ACV Conditioner Apple Cider Vinegar natural remedy to help maintain good health and good egg laying also deters worms, Poultry House Spray, HSE approved licensed product to kill mites, lice and fleas, larvae and other insects, protects for several monthsPoultry Mite and Lice Powder For use on birds and coops. Natural organic diatomaceous earth powder causing insects to dehydrate. Safe to use on laying chickens. Poultry Virenza Insecticide Spray for coops and surroundings. Broad spectrum virucidal disinfectant and cleaner effective against Avian Influenza H5N1 and H7N1. Anti-Pek effective aid to prevent feather plucking and self harm. Poultry Antibacterial Powder for dressing minor wounds, scratches and abrasions. Poultry Corn 'n' grit Treat healthy treat to aid digestionCOOPS HOUSES AND RUNS - Good quality well constructed housing with felted roofs and treated with preservative against weather deterioration, various sizes to accommodate differing numbers of birds.BOOKS ON CHICKEN CARE
Ducks and Swans
Floating Duck and Swan pellets provides essential nutrients for domestic and wild ducks, they are therefore a good source of food and a by far healthier alternative to bread. Feeding floating pellets is a good supplement to their natural diet and will eliminate the risk of ducks declining in health and vitality. Floating pellets remove the risk of decaying on the bed of a body of water which in turn reduces the problem of pollution. Feeding healthy food also removes the attraction of rats as food debris associated with bread left on river and pond banks no longer exists.
Domestic ducklings can be reared on grower pellets suitable for game and ducks, with 20 - 22% protein they do not contain antibiotics as found in chick rearing pellets. Do not feed medicated chick grower pellets to Ducks. Adult ducks when laying need 16-18% protien when laying and 14-16% protien when not laying.
If the ducks are laying they can be fed poultry layer pellets or mash and mixed poultry corn. Supplement with vegetable trimmings, cracked corn, tomatoes and chopped hard boiled eggs. Mineral grit aids digestion by grinding the food in the gizzard (similar to chickens) and helps in the development of shell around the egg.
Duck and Swan Products stocked at Pets Plus:
Approved Floating Duck and Swan PelletsLayers mash and pelletsMixed Poutry CornMineral grit.
In the meantime if you would like to view our range of bird products, please visit our shop or feel free to call us for advice or to check the availability of any items that you may want.
We look forward to seeing you.
Tel: 01189 761 609