Keep Poultry Inside Amid Bird Flu Risk

Poultry keepers are told to keep their birds inside to protect them from a highly-infectious strain of avian flu in Europe.

Chicken, turkey and duck owners must keep their poultry indoors for 30 days or take steps to separate them from wild birds.

To give your feathered friends that little bit of luxury in their coops during this long term period of enclosure, provide them with Dengie’s Fresh Bed. Designed to keep poultry feeling warm, cosy and comfortable you can put your trust in Dengie to give them that extra bit of TLC.

Committed supporters of the British Hen Welfare Trust, Dengie recommend also providing your birds with toys, empty bottles, cardboard boxes and anything else that might help keep them entertained.

Dengie Fresh Bed is a chopped straw bedding with pine oil added for its natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is easy to dispose of and will compost much quicker than wood shavings or pellets, producing great compost for your veggies!

Fresh Bed is available to purchase through the British Hen Welfare Trust website and other country retailers. It comes in easy-to-handle 50-litre bales making light work of keeping chickens warm and cosy.

Dengie Fresh Bed (50ltr) RRP £6.05 + VAT

For further advice on Avian Flu and the British Hen Welfare Trust click here.