Sadeh’s new hens

Help our hens with your sponsorship!

Sadeh has waited two years but the time has come to finally realise our chicken dream. We have bought the coop, the apple cider vinegar, the food, lots of fox deterrents and now to find our chickens! We can only have hens with your help so please consider sponsoring a hen. In return you can name her (for as long as you sponsor her), pet her, receive video and photo updates, have some of her eggs and enjoy her turning from a battery, pecked at chicken to a fully feathered beauty.  £9/month, £100/year. Please email talia.chain@Sadehfarm.co.uk if you are interested.

Check out this video of someone who has rescued hens from the British Hen Welfare trust

Why are we rescuing hens? Hens are sentient creatures who feel pain, develop bonds and do not deserve to live a life in the abhorrent conditions of egg and meat farms. We will be rescuing hens who at the moment live in horrible conditions just because humans want to eat them or their eggs. This not only harms the hen but also the planet. We promote a vegan lifestyle at Sadeh as it is environmentally friendly and we do not wish to harm animals for pleasure or profit.

There are so many good articles and videos online about veganism. A good film to watch is Dominion or Cowspiracy, here is an interesting youtube video , a good book is Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

There are many scientific studies showing how eating animals/animal products is one of the biggest polluters of our environment - please be in touch if you would like me to send them to you.

What have we bought so far?

A chicken coop!

We have bought the Devon coop with a double run

Cider Apple Vinegar

Chickens have one of the most efficient digestive systems in the animal kingdom.  One part of this is called the crop and this is the first place the food goes after the chicken has eaten it.  The food is broken down here and gradually passes to the main stomach. ACV helps to reduce the pH level in the crop which helps to combat any ingested microbe and bad bacteria.

Apple Cider Vinegar can help reduce internal worms in chickens.  It helps to make the chickens gut not a nice place for worms to live.  It makes the chickens gut a less hospital place for worms to live. It won’t completely eradicate them, so regular worming is still very important.

Apple cider vinegar can act like a mild antibiotic. Antibiotics kill infectious bacteria that can cause disease in chickens.  We have used it ourselves if a chicken appeared to look a little low and I have recommend it to others.

Red spider mite powder

Total Mite Kill Powder is a natural and non-toxic powder that can be safely applied to your birds and coop and provides protection for up to 6 weeks with just one application.

 

The main ingredient in it is D.E (Diatomaceous earth) which is 100% natural and made from fossilised diatoms. It works by breaking down the waxy coating of pests, causing them to dehydrate and die typically within 3 days of its application.

Keep updated with the chickens on our blog.