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Interesting Chicken Facts for Easter

Young chicks bring signs of easter and here are 5 fun facts to know, as well as how you can help them :

  • Chickens LOVE to sunbath!
  • They can pick out more than 100 different faces of their own species.
  • Hens are just like human mothers, they begin to teach calls to her chicks before they even hatch.
  • They have pain receptors that give them the ability to become distressed and feel pain.
  • In their flock they have whats known as a ‘pecking order’. This means they know who’s boss!

Over 1 Billion are raised for food in the UK, each year. If everyone was to cut their meat consumption, together we could help reduce the numbers of farmed animals across the world.

Becoming a vegetarian, even if only for a short while, can have massive health benefits too – why not give it a go

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Sow pumpkin seeds for Halloween

Why not try growing your very own pumpkin for halloween this year?!

Spring is the perfect time of year to sow your pumpkin seeds.Follow the steps below:

  1. Place the seeds on their side, 1cm deep, in a 8cm pot of compost.
  2. Keep the compost well watered and in a sunny spot.
  3. In May, move your seedlings in to a colder spot, ready for moving outside.
  4. After a week, plant your seedlings outside.
  5. Make sure you water regularly. Try cutting the bottom off of a used plastic bottle and place upside down, lid removed, in to the soil next to the plant. This will allow the water to reach the roots.
  6. Feed with natural fertiliser every 10-14 days.
  7. Once your fruit starts to grow, make sure they sit off the ground on a tile or piece of glass.

Wait for the harvest!

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