Poultry bedding, and even more specifically poultry bedding in Staffordshire, does not garner quite the same level of attention as cubicle and equine bedding does. Exactly why this is the case, largely remains unclear. Whether this is because horses and cows are more commonly kept on farms in much larger bedding or just because the aforementioned animal beddings require regular maintenance. It is largely unclear. All this being said; there is one thing for certain. That is that we offer high quality poultry bedding in Staffordshire and surrounding areas. It is commonly accepted that the most effective form of poultry bedding is shavings and as we have always stated, we supply shavings in Staffordshire and some surrounding areas. You might be asking the question; if I have chickens why should I choose this form of poultry bedding? Well, there are many reasons to do so and we will detail them for you. Health Benefits If you own chicken, the chances are you will want two things from their bedding. One being that your chickens finds the material comfy and cosy and the other being that bedding helps to keep your poultry happy. Some of the benefits of keeping chickens healthy include: helping to keep diseases away; increasing the capacity to produce eggs and improving general more mobility. Increase Scratching When you hear the term chicken scratching, you might think the term sounds rather odd or maybe even aggressive. However, this process is completely natural and often encouraged. Scratching is simply the process that chickens enact when they are searching through their bedding for potential food. Quality, clean shavings encourages your chickens to enact this simple but effective process. Why In Staffordshire? There are many reasons you should consider poultry bedding in Staffordshire. One such reason is the remarkable number of farms across Staffordshire and the Midlands in general which cater and use chickens as livestock. Another reason could be that; Staffordshire on the whole sees quite significant rainfall throughout the year. This highlights the importance of having high quality and effective bedding and sheltering. Do You Require Poultry Bedding in Staffordshire? If you are a farm owner, or just a chicken owner in general, and you are based in Staffordshire; you...Read Moreabout Do You Require Poultry Bedding In Staffordshire?
With the Cheltenham Festival firmly in our rear view mirrors and spring now upon us; many horse owners will be contemplating the various ways they can prepare their beloved horse ready for the upcoming season of summer. From revamping their equine bedding, to reinvigorating their exercise regime, to scheduling a rigorous diet plan. There are numerous ways you can make sure your horse is ready for this changing season. At P.H. Winterton, we pride ourselves on empathising your horses’ comfort and health. This is one of the many reasons we are quality purveyors of horse bedding in Staffordshire and Cheshire. As such, we would like to detail some of the best ways to prepare your horse for summer to ensure their success for the whole of the summer season and the rest of the year. Implement A Nutritional Diet If your horse has spent much of winter in their comfy and homely equine bedding not participating in much exercise due to potentially treacherous conditions; then they might have developed an unhealthy lifestyle. The best way to start their path back towards a healthier living is by implementing a nutritional and healthy diet. Naturally, a horse’s diet should consist mainly of grass and/or hay as these are high in fibre which provides your horse with all the necessary nutrition. However, you should pay particular attention to ensure they do not consume too much as this might have a negative overall impact on their health. Exercise Regime Following on nicely regarding a healthier lifestyle; now your horse is eating healthy, they should accompany this with an all encompassing exercise schedule. Summertime mornings are the optimal time for your horses to exercise. This is because the weather is not so cold for exercising to be impractical or provide your horse with significant discomfort, whilst the temperatures are yet to hit the extreme highs meaning there is minimal chance of your horse suffering from heat exhaustion. Clean The Stables You have probably heard about spring cleaning your home, however; you should consider performing your spring cleaning on your horse’s stables too. It is sometimes recommended to clean the stables out twice daily as well as replenishing the hay and sawdust that is in...Read Moreabout Preparing Your Horse For Summer