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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 26th October 2012

Did any of you hear the eggs-tra special version of The Shipping Forecast on Radio 4 earlier this month? It was eggstraordinary! Feedback listener Dinah Shore had written her own version for the programme, titled The Chicken Forecast, in which different breeds of chicken and their predicted behaviour were read out by Dilly Barlow.

“Issued by the vet office, on behalf of the egg timer and toastal agency”, the Chicken Forecast included the ‘general synopsis at breakfast time’ and ‘free range forecasts’. It concluded with the UK outlook for the next 24 hours – “remaining unsettled, with bantams veering westerly to avoid the post van”. What a hoot!

Although the clip is no longer available to listen to on the BBC website, we managed to track it down on another site for you. It’s only two minutes long and it is well worth a listen if you keep chickens. Click here and have a giggle!

Keeping Cosy

This week Tom has written us a brilliant guide to looking after your hens in the Winter, but it’s not just chickens that need eggstra TLC in the next few months. We have stocked up on products that will make Winter a safe and cosy time for all pets, and here are a few of our favourites:

Coloured Bottles and Matching Covers for Rabbits – It’s always good to have a spare water bottle at hand in case of a frost, and these covers will help to regulate water temperature and prevent algae.

Microwaveable Pet Bed Warmer – Cats and dogs might get chilly on Winter nights, but pop this in the microwave to heat up and it’ll keep your pet’s bed warm for up to 12 hours.

Christmas Pudding Bed – Let’s not forget the smaller members of the household! This cosy bed is perfect for hamsters, gerbils and mice to snuggle up and keep warm.

Visit the Winter Warmers page for the full range!

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Omlet Newsletter – Monday, 22nd October 2012

9 Days ’til Halloween…

So what better way to get into the spirit of all things spooky than with a discount on our most terrifying Halloween accessories!? From now until midnight on the 31st, we are offering you 20% on all of the items below, so you can put on a spooktacular party to be proud of.

Just use voucher code: SCREAM20DISC

And try not to get too frightened…

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Omlet Newsletter – Friday, 12th October 2012

A Tardis Chicken Coop

Eggsterminate, eggsterminate! With several Doctor Who fans at Omlet HQ, there was much disappointment over the end of another series. Luckily, one clever chicken keeper must have cottoned on to this and cheered us up no end with his cracking combination of two 21st Century favourites – Chicken Coops and Doctor Who. DaveNinja (we don’t know his real name) has built the coolest (if a little geeky) chicken house we’ve seen in some time – a Chicken Tardis! Built from scratch it is one very impressive work of art and we hear that the Cyberhen are happy in their home.

Click here for more photos!

Fowlty Towers

Now from Doctor Who to Fowlty Towers – yes, we did spell it right. Chicken eggcentric Julie Smith has opened this new establishment in the village of Cowden, in Kent, and it is somewhat different to the famously chaotic hotel on the telly. For a start, Fowlty Towers is a hotel for poultry, not people. Secondly, the accomodation is far more stylish and modern than that on the sitcom, with Eglu Cubes for bedrooms. And finally, you can ensure all hens will be fed and watered well, without a barmy, Spanish waiter in sight.

Owner Julie is passionate about chickens and she gives guests all the love, care and attention they deserve on their stay. The food is deleggtable and the bedding luxurious, so you’ll be happy to leave your hens there whilst going on your own travels.

Visit the Fowlty Towers website to find out more and click here to watch a short video.

World Egg Day

Hip hip hooray, it’s World Egg Day! First celebrated in 1996, this is a day solely in honour of the humble egg. An affordable source of protein, eggs are a key-player in the diets of people around the world, and it is used in so many of our every day dishes. Not to mention how yummy they are! So let’s take a moment to think about eggs. Where would we be without them? What would we dip our soldiers into? How would we make meringues? What would we call our famous chicken coops?

You see, eggs are awesome! So get boiling, frying, poaching, scrambling and whisking tonight, and make sure you have an eggstra special dinner. Happy Egg Day!

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