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Making Your Chickens Feel Welcome!

There are several things you can do to make your new arrivals feel at home in your garden straight away.

Leghorns feeding
New birds such as these Leghorns can be given a running start by including a few treats in their diet
  • You can give their energy levels a real boost by feeding them Marmite (or any similar yeast extract) on toast (or bread). Marmite is full of B-Vitamins and is good for chickens and humans alike. A slice on your hens' first day will keep the vet away. You can keep feeding them this as a routine, about once a week.
  • Introduce your other pets slowly. Chickens get on just fine with most dogs and cats, but it is best to wait a day or so until they are settled, before introducing your furry friends to the newcomers.
  • Mix some pro-biotic yoghurt in with their food. This does wonders for their digestive systems and helps them overcome the stresses and strains of moving home.

Customer Images

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introducing old to new


Sharon, 2 July 2015

Fantastic tips!

An Omleteer, 26 May 2014

yes, my new arrivals loved the marmite on tiast!

Margaret, 21 July 2011

Very interesting. I'm surprised about the marmite.