Worm Infestations In poultry


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Worms are one of the most common issues for poultry. A worm infestation is rarely life-threatening but will impact the health and productivity of your birds. It is important to acquaint yourself with the warning signs and to understand the preventative measures that you can take. Worms will deprive your birds of nutrients as they […]

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone Declared


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A country-wide bird flu prevention zone has been declared by the Government after 31 wild birds were found to be infected in Dorset and 13 wild birds were found dead in Warwickshire. UK Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens said has said: ‘Following the latest finding of bird flu in wild birds in Warwickshire, we are […]

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Chickens and Mites – What You Need to Know


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Chickens can be infested by a variety of mites and this will impact the health and well-being of the poultry. The potential issues range from irritation to serious illness and death. Here’s all the information you need to help you prevent infestations, to identify mites and to treat your birds. Red Mites Red mites are […]

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

359 Budgies Found in Brighton House


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Imagine opening a front door to discover over 300 budgies flying fee in the house! That’s exactly what RSPCA inspectors discovered when they visited a home in Brighton, East Sussex recently! The owner had been taken ill and the RSPCA were called in to rescue the birds. They had expected to find around 200 budgies, […]

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Illegal Cannabis Farms Are Poisoning Endangered Birds


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Scientists in California have been testing endangered owls as there have been concerns over the impact of toxic pesticides and other chemicals. They found that a disturbing 70 per cent of northern spotted owls, an endangered species, and 40 per cent of barred owls had been exposed to rodenticides. In other words, rat poison. Illegal […]

Friday, January 19th, 2018

How New Housing Could Benefit Birds


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The Wildlife Trust is trying to persuade house builders to design and construct new homes which are both inspirational places to live and beneficial to wildlife. There is a huge demand for new housing but also a need to restore natural habitats rather than to build on them. The Wildlife Trust believes that it is […]

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Farming Subsidies Boost Wild Bird Populations


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Wild flower meadows and hedgerows are crucial for biodiversity and are important habitats for wild birds. Unfortunately, an incredible 97% of British meadows have disappeared since the 1940’s due to increasingly intensive farming. Meadows, field margins and hedgerows were lost in a very short space of time and the result has been a dramatic decline […]

Thursday, January 4th, 2018