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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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Take a bag on your daily exercise

When out doing your daily exercise, be sure to take a bag along with you incase you find any litter. 

2,120,000,000 tons of waste is dumped globally, every year. 
Luckily green companies are working hard to become waste free! 

We all need to play our part, and litter picking is just one small action to help towards saving our planet. 

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Listen out for owls at dawn and dusk

Step out in to the garden tonight, just as the sun sets. If you sit quietly, you may be able to hear the sound of owls calling. 

Listen to the sound bite below to help you identify their call. 
You will have to be patient! 

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Create a safe watering spot for insects

Insects get thirsty too, and here’s a great idea as to how you can help!

  • Grab a shallow dish – this can be anything from a bowl in your kitchen, to a plastic pot headed for the recycling. A clean, empty mushroom tub or sausage tray would work perfectly.
  • Fill with different sized marbles or similar sized stones – this creates a platform for the insects to sit on whilst drinking.
  • Find a level spot to place your drinking station
  • Finally – Fill it two thirds of they way with fresh tap water.

Step back and watch to see which insects visit!

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Avoid cutting back hedges and trees in your garden

Birds are nesting and garden hedges not only provide the perfect protection from predators, they also provide vital food sources.

In the UK, its an illegal offence to disturb a nesting site, so, from March through to the end of July, make sure you hold off on trimming back your garden foliage.

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