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Omlet Newsletter June 8th 2005

Welcome!

If you had been wondering whether the Omlet newsletter was a figment of your imagination, produced bi-annually or rarer than a full set of hens teeth you’re in for a nice surprise!  From now on you can look forward to a whole host of goodies.  Every week, Barbara our chicken expert will be handing out topical tips and advice, you can catch the lastest forum gossip and of course all the Omlet news and special offers. We hope you enjoy it.

A bad joke to cheer you up
Q: What do you call a mischievious egg?
A:  A practical yolker!

Barbara’s Weekly Diary!

The Summers Coming
It didn’t last long but the spell of hot weather certainly had an effect on my chickens the other week. While it was lovely for dustbathing, the girls found they were beginning to overheat during the afternoon and stood around panting and lifting their wings to cool themselves down. When the days are hot, it is vitally important to make sure that they have plenty of fresh water to drink because they can dehydrate rapidly and to provide somewhere shady for them to rest when things get too hot. It’s a good idea to keep the water in the shade so that it doesn’t warm up too much as well – chickens don’t like drinking warm water!

Barbara at Omlet

This Weeks Star Photo

Chickens looking in!

Finding the right work / chicken balance is always hard!
Send your photos to info@omlet.co.uk

 

Whats on the forum?

Question:
A visiting guest to the forum asked about adding Omega 3 to the chickens’ diet…..

“A recent article on radio 4 had an interview with someone who fed her chickens sunflower seed hearts, to add omega 3 to their eggs. Does anyone else do this? and if so, are these something special and where might I get some.”

Answers:

“I give mine sunflower seeds and you can buy big bags from any health food store. Holland and Barrets, GNC etc. You can also buy mixed bags of sunflowers, pumpkins seeds and linseeds. At the moment, I’m just putting some in a plastic bowl for them to peck at. I think some people mix them in with oats and bio yogurt, or just water as a treat in the afternoon.” –  Gina

“I started giving linseeds a few weeks ago when I’d read on this forum about the omega 3 benefits.  I had no idea what they looked like before even, they’re small like sesame seeds. I only sprinkle a few in, just either with their feed or treats, or handfeed just a small amount, and they eat them readily. I give whole sunflower seeds which they love.” –  Sheila

“Throwing linseeds into the run could keep ours quiet for hours.” –  Lesley

Trial Access To The Forum
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Have an eggcellent day,

Johannes and the Omlet team!

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