LINCS LITTLE HENS - Essentials
ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO START OFF WITH
*** ESSENTIALS (IN OUR OPINION)
*** Hen house/run- Ensure it's easy to clean out and predator proof, there are so many different kinds to choose from; wood, plastic etc. See previous page
***Hen feeders & drinkers Many different types to choose from, whether plastic, galvanised or just low level plasterers type buckets within an old tyre.
***Bedding- some use Straw or Hemcore or Sundown (ensure it's not dusty)
***Layers meal- also known as "mash" and fed dry, ad lib.
***Purple Spray- a great antiseptic for wounds/peck damage.
*** Oystershell Grit- to sprinkle on the ground for them to peck at.
*** Disposable gloves- Always worth having for any emergencies that may arise.
Non immediate items (in our opinion) but still worth buying.
Mixed corn- fed in the afternoon as a treat but at first they will just eat layers meal.
Tinned sweetcorn- They love this as a treat. Drain the water off first. Prepare to be mobbed once they get a taste for it.
Mealworms- They LOVE Mealworms and will run from afar once they know what you've got. It can be quite a funny sight as they appear from all corners of the garden, running.
Apple Cider Vinegar- mixed in with drinking water as a cure all tonic (not in metal drinkers though as it's corrosive) We give 20ml per litre of water every day for one week of each month. Great during a moult and for general wellbeing.
Garlic powder- Very good for the digestive tract and internal parasites. Scoopful added to mash 1 week each month
Poultry spice- optional, but we give it to ours during their moult as it's meant to make the moult pass more quickly. Smells like Aniseed.
Verm X- General herbal wormer(used around a month after the rescue)
Items such as Purple spray, Garlic Powder and Apple Cider Vinegar will usually be in the Equestrian section of your pet supplies.
Any problems getting these items, you may buy directly from us but items need booking in advance.
We can get future supplies for you too of food and other essentials as we visit the suppliers fortnightly. Just call us on 07500 693 207 to order and you can collect it from Sutton Bridge.
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