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  • Update: Avian Influenza Update ‘Higher Risk Areas’
    On 10 April the UK Chief Veterinary Officer announced that from 13 April, housing or range netting would no longer be required in Higher Risk Areas. This decision was taken on the basis of the latest veterinary advice and scientific evidence which concluded that the level of risk to poultry in the Higher Risk Areas has now reduced to the same level as that across the rest of England. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017
  • Need feeding advice?
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Update: Avian Influenza Update ‘Higher Risk Areas’
    Further to the Avian Influenza update by DEFRA on March 20th 2017, there are now ‘Higher Risk Areas’ (HRAs) which have been defined to manage the disease. To find out if you are in a HRA, use the interactive map http://www.gisdiseasemap.defra.gov.uk/intmaps/avian/map.jsp and then follow the below advice: • if you’re not in a Higher Risk Area, then birds can be allowed outdoors into fenced areas provided the areas meet certain conditions • if you are in a Higher Risk Area then keepers must either keep their birds housed, in permanent or temporary sheds; or allow birds outdoors but only into a fenced run which is fully covered by netting
  • Do I need to feed my chicken grit?
    Grit has a very important role to play in poultry nutrition as birds do not have any teeth and therefore require an alternative way of breaking up their feed. A chicken’s anatomy is such that after the food has been stored in the crop it then passes further down the digestive tract into the gizzard, which is also known as a mechanical stomach. Here the pieces of grit ingested by the birds act as tiny millstones, which in conjunction with the powerful muscles of the gizzard break down the feed into smaller particles, making digestion and nutrient adsorption more effective.
  • Update: Avian flu prevention zone extended until 28 February 2017
    Further to the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone that has been in place since 6 December 2016 it has been announced that it will be extended until 28 February 2017 to help protect poultry and captive birds from avian flu. The zone requires keepers of poultry and other captive birds to continue to keep their birds indoors, or take appropriate practical steps to keep them separate from wild birds. It covers England and similar declarations have been made in Scotland and Wales. There is also a GB-wide ban on poultry shows and gatherings. If you keep poultry, you must also practice good biosecurity to minimise the risk of infection spreading via items such as feed, clothing or equipment. For further information please visit the DEFRA website.
  • Need feeding advice?
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Happy New Year...
    Everyone at The Smallholder Range wishes you all a Happy New Year. Please note: Our phone lines and shop will be closing today (Friday 30th December) at 3:30pm and will be reopening on Tuesday 3rd January.
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS!
    Everyone at The Smallholder Range wishes you all a very Merry Christmas.
  • New measures to protect poultry against Avian Flu
    DEFRA News: 6th December 2016 Precautionary measures have been announced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) which applies to all bird keepers, from poultry farmers to families with a few chickens. This is as a result of a H5N8 bird flu strain which has been found in poultry and wild birds in France, Sweden and other nations. Keepers of chickens, turkeys and ducks are being required to keep them indoors for 30 days or take steps to separate them from wild birds. Poultry keepers are advised to be vigilant for any signs of disease in their birds and any wild birds, and seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns. Keepers can help prevent avian flu by following the advice from DEFRA and maintaining good healthcare and management of their flock - for more information and to keep up to date with the latest developments please visit DEFRA’s website: www.gov.uk
  • For helpful feeding advice...
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Come see us at the National Poultry Show 2016...
    The Smallholder Range is delighted to be once again attending The National Poultry Show, held at Telford International Centre from 19th to 20th November 2016. Come and visit the Smallholder Range stand where our friendly, award winning team will be on hand to discuss any poultry nutritional needs and to give feeding advice. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • It's Free Range Friday...
    Here at The Smallholder Range we are having a great time raising money for the BHWT, not only do we donate from every bag of Natural Free Range feed sold we have been enjoying eating cake to raise additional funds for #britishhenwelfareday...
  • Norfolk Smallholders Annual Show and Market
    The Smallholder Range will be attending the Norfolk Smallholders Annual Show and Market this Sunday, 7th August 2016. With plenty to do for all the family, the show is a real celebration of everything smallholder and is a great opportunity to learn about smallholding, self-sufficiency and traditional crafts. An event packed with home produced Norfolk food and goods, exhibitions and demonstrations, sheep shearing, fun dog show, livestock and members' poultry exhibition, smallholders' question time and much more! Come and see Emma Hurrell on the Smallholder stand who will be on hand during the day to offer help and advice for any of your feeding queries and don’t forget to enter our competition, you could be in with the chance to win some great prizes!
  • Countryfile Live 2016
    The new BBC Countryfile Live show at Blenheim Palace opens today! On Thursday 4th August, Laura from the Smallholder Range will be joining #TeamPoultry in the Adam's Farm area alongside The British Hen Welfare Trust and Poultry Talk – Laura will be on hand to answer any of your feeding queries so why not stop by and say hello.
  • Contact our friendly Nutrition Team...
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Come and see us at the Royal Norfolk Show…
    It's time for the Royal Norfolk Show again - the country's biggest two-day agricultural show - and we will be there within the Small Livestock Tent to give you feeding advice. Whether you need some tips on how to best care for your hens, guinea pigs and rabbits, we can help. Just come along to the Small Livestock Tent at this great show, enter our prize draw to be in with a chance to win £50 of feed vouchers!
  • Contact our friendly Nutrition Team...
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Opening Thursday - BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2016
    BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2016 opens its gates on Thursday 16th June. Come see the Smallholder Range team in The Poultry Garden where they will be working alongside members of Poultry Talk and the British Hen and Welfare Trust (BHWT), demonstrating just how easy it is to keep chickens at home. The team will be happy to answer all your feeding questions and offer advice and information on feeding your chickens. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • For helpful feeding advice...
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Royal Cornwall opens today, come see us on stand 385
    The Royal Cornwall Show has opened its gates today - there is a wealth of entertainment, shopping and much more on offer… Come see the Smallholder Range team on stand 385 they are happy to answer all your feeding questions and offer advice and information!
  • For helpful feeding advice...
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Bank Holiday Office Hours
    Please be advised our offices will be closed from 5.30pm on Friday 27th May 2016 until 8.30am on Tuesday 31st May 2016 - have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
  • BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2016
    We are delighted to announce that we will be alongside both The British Hen Welfare Trust and Poultry Talk at this year’s BBC Gardeners World Live, 16th to 19th June 2016 at the NEC Birmingham. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Royal Cornwall Show 2016
    Only two more weeks until the Royal Cornwall Show 2016. Gates open on Thursday 9th June. The Smallholder team will be there and on hand to discuss any of your feeding queries, so come along and find us on Stand 385.
  • National Vegetarian Week, 16th - 22nd May 2016
    It's National Vegetarian Week! Check out our feeds in the Smallholder Range - all are approved by the Vegetarian Society…
  • Need Feeding Advice?
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Bank Holiday Office Hours...
    Please be advised our offices will be closed from 5.30pm on Friday 29th April until 8.30am on Tuesday 3rd May - have a lovely bank holiday weekend.
  • National Pet Awareness Month – 1st April to 2nd May 2016
    We all want to provide our animals with a nutritious and well balanced diet - do you have a feeding problem concerning your animals or poultry you just can't work out? Tell us about it - we can help. Contact our friendly Nutrition Team: 01362 822902 or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Happy 90th Birthday, Your Majesty
    The Smallholder Range wish Her Majesty a Happy 90th Birthday
  • Feeding your chicks
    This is a wonderful time of year; the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and there is a real sense of new life. Not only are the leaves and flowers budding and blooming but there are lambs in the fields and chicks in the hen pen!
  • Easter Weekend Opening and Delivery Hours
    Easter Opening Hours - On Thursday 24th March we will be closed from the Easter period from 4 pm, reopening as normal from 8:30am on Tuesday 29th March. Easter Delivery Times - On Wednesday 23rd March any orders BEFORE midnight will be dispatched on Thursday 25th March and any orders AFTER midnight will be dispatched on Tuesday 29th March.
  • An enjoyable weekend at the Edible Garden Show!
    The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live has once again been a successful weekend. The Smallholder Range and Organic Feed Company team had a great time and enjoyed meeting you all. Laura’s Smallholder Range poultry talk was well attended and had lots of positive feedback. The team also enjoyed being busy on the stand helping with your feeding queries.
  • The Edible Garden Show!
    The gates at Stoneleigh Park have opened to the Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live 2016. The show begins today (11th March) and runs throughout the weekend, so there is plenty of time to see all the show has to offer!
  • 4 days until the Edible Garden Show
    With only 4 days to go until the gates open for the 2016 Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live, the Smallholder Range and The Organic Feed Company team are making final preparations. The Edible Garden Show begins this Friday (11th March) and showcases all that is home grown and home produced.
  • Our show season begins… The Edible Garden Show 2016
    As we begin to see the first signs of spring, the start of our show season draws ever closer and The Edible Garden Show is just the way to begin. Running from the 11th to the 13th March at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, The Edible Garden show is THE show to attend if you love everything home grown and home produced.
  • Starter Crumbs Now Available
    Our seasonal products Goose & Duck Starter Crumbs and Turkey Starter Crumbs are now available for purchase, ready for the arrival of late winter/early spring chicks.
  • An update from Dee
    We are delighted to receive an update from Julie Elliott about Dee (BHWT’s 500,000th hen to be rehomed) – she has settled in her new home with her three new sisters; Willomena, Skinny Winny and Simone.
  • BHWT break records as they rehome their 500,000th hen…
    Saturday 23rd of January saw the BHWT break records as they rehomed their 500,000th hen, Dee. A huge congratulation to the BHWT for reaching such a fantastic milestone and we are greatly looking forwards to reaching the next half a million!
  • Feeding the 500,000th BHWT re-homed hen
    Smallholder Range are pleased to announce a year’s supply of The Smallholder Range feed for Dee the BHWT’s 500,000th ex-commercial hen.
  • Congratulations to Jane Howorth, the founder of BHWT on being awarded an MBE
    Congratulations to Jane Howorth, the founder of BHWT the hen welfare charity on being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
  • Need Feeding Advice?
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • Wishing you all a very merry Christmas
    We wish you all a very merry Christmas
  • Christmas Delivery Times
  • BHWT URGENT APPEAL
    The BHWT need your help this Christmas: *URGENT APPEAL* Last call for your help... We still have 45 girls looking for a free range festive retirement in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Our re-homing day will be taking place this Saturday (19th December) and we'd really love to save each and everyone one of these special girls from slaughter by finding them loving homes instead.
  • Need Feeding Advice?
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • The Dorset County Show
    The Dorset County Show celebrates its 175th year over the first weekend of September (5th- 6th) and is once again full of the best of the Dorset countryside.
  • The Norfolk Smallholder annual show and market
    This Sunday (2nd August) the National Trust Sheringham Park hosts the Norfolk Smallholders Training Group’s (NSTG) annual show and market which boast everything smallholding!
  • The Wayland Agricultural Show
    The Wayland Agricultural Show opens its gates on Sunday 2nd August, another great excuse for a family outing! The show continues to grow and offers livestock and equestrian competitions, shopping opportunities and entertainment.
  • Need Feeding Advice?
    For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
  • The Royal Norfolk Show opens on the hottest day of the year!
    For two glorious days the Royal Norfolk show has opened its gates, the weather promises to be blissful and the entertainment and competitions are sure to be as exciting as ever!
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Update: Avian Influenza Update ‘Higher Risk Areas’
On 10 April the UK Chief Veterinary Officer announced that from 13 April, housing or range netting would no longer be required in Higher Risk Areas. This decision was taken on the basis of the latest veterinary advice and scientific evidence which concluded that the level of risk to poultry in the Higher Risk Areas has now reduced to the same level as that across the rest of England. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-in-winter-2016-to-2017
Need feeding advice?
For helpful feeding advice, contact our friendly Nutrition Team: Call 01362 822902 - Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm or email helpline@smallholderfeed.co.uk
Update: Avian Influenza Update ‘Higher Risk Areas’
Further to the Avian Influenza update by DEFRA on March 20th 2017, there are now ‘Higher Risk Areas’ (HRAs) which have been defined to manage the disease. To find out if you are in a HRA, use the interactive map http://www.gisdiseasemap.defra.gov.uk/intmaps/avian/map.jsp and then follow the below advice: • if you’re not in a Higher Risk Area, then birds can be allowed outdoors into fenced areas provided the areas meet certain conditions • if you are in a Higher Risk Area then keepers must either keep their birds housed, in permanent or temporary sheds; or allow birds outdoors but only into a fenced run which is fully covered by netting
Do I need to feed my chicken grit?
Grit has a very important role to play in poultry nutrition as birds do not have any teeth and therefore require an alternative way of breaking up their feed. A chicken’s anatomy is such that after the food has been stored in the crop it then passes further down the digestive tract into the gizzard, which is also known as a mechanical stomach. Here the pieces of grit ingested by the birds act as tiny millstones, which in conjunction with the powerful muscles of the gizzard break down the feed into smaller particles, making digestion and nutrient adsorption more effective.
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