With winter well on the way, finding ways to protect your flock from the elements can be challenging – especially for smallholders who don’t farm poultry on a larger scale. One of the most innovative ways to keep your chickens warm is by heating the chicken houses with P.H Winterton’s brand of biomass fuel. We offer two grades of biomass fuel, P16 grade and P35 grade, with the only difference being the size of wood chips used to create the fuel. In our latest blog, we are also going to share some handy tips you can use to complement using our biomass fuel. Happy Chickens will Keep Laying Eggs It’s true that chickens are hardy birds and if they aren’t warm enough, they will stop producing eggs, with weaker members of the flock becoming sick; which can be harder to recover from in colder weather. Here is some advice to ensure your birds are protected from the colder weather – Minimise Drafts – Wind chill can increase heat loss from your coop, and if it is more than five years old there are chances that parts have started to rot and will need repairing. The cheapest way to repair holes is to use cut-to-measure plywood over holes. Keep Coop Well Ventilated – You shouldn’t have any large holes in the coop, as this will reduce airflow too much. This could lead to serious issues such as ammonia build-up. Placing vents towards to the top of the coop, as this will vent out the warm, moisture-laden air and replace it with cooler, drier air that keeps humidity down and prevent mould from growing in the chicken bedding. Your mesh vent should have a hatch that you are able to open and close that will properly vent the coop during the day and close it up in the evenings when it’s colder – especially during heavy rain. Frostbite Protection – During cold months and freak weather, breeds with large combs and wattles are more susceptible to frostbite. Give your chickens extra protection by covering their combs and wattles in petroleum jelly that keeps off the worst of the cold. Find out more about Biomass Fuel P.H Winterton and Son are part...Read Moreabout How to Keep Your Chickens Warm this Winter
Here at P.H. Winterton and Son, we are a family run business, providing animal bedding across the UK. Using only the best materials our animal bedding is high-quality, absorbent and most importantly comfortable. We offer a wide selection of animal bedding for horses, poultry, cattle and small pets. Providing services across the UK, we started in 1959, and now have nearly 50 years in the industry, providing revolutionary technology and constantly developing our products and services to further meet the needs of our customers. Our Range of Animal Bedding The three most important factors for animal bedding are cleanliness, absorbency and comfort. Whether you choose sawdust or shavings, your animal’s well-being is in safe hands, keeping them warm and comfortable. We provide bedding for the following – Cubicle: Happy animals are quality animals. Animals in their comfortable cubicles result in better quality produce. Find out more about our soft dust and Agri dust cubicle bedding. Horse: Horse’s wellbeing is important to you. Our range of equine bedding is designed to keep your horses dry, comfortable and clean which delivers quality results every time. Browse our horse bedding solutions. Poultry: The health of your poultry is an integral part of the quality of the products you’ll receive. If the conditions of your livestock are damp or unclean the quality of your eggs or meat will suffer as a result. Find out more about our poultry bedding Pet: Keep your pets as clean as possible with our quality pet bedding, with our in-house blend of sawdust and shavings. Suitable for a range of household pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and more, discover the many uses of our pet bedding. Organic and High-quality Bedding At P.H. Winterton and Son we provide our animal bedding from collections from sawmill waste. We collect waste from sawmills up and down the UK, as far as Durham, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool as well as far down as Cornwall and Dover when accessible. In addition to sawmill waste be used in our animal bedding, we also supply organic biomass fuel and used for heat and power purposes. If you’d like to know more about the bedding we supply as well as our biomass fuel and...Read Moreabout Our Complete Guide for Animal Bedding
Finding the right poultry bedding in Derbyshire for your birds has just got easier with P.H. Winterton! With some many years of experience in the animal bedding industry, we have perfected our poultry stock and have some of the highest quality, and reliable bedding available in the UK. If you want bedding to keep your chickens comfortable in egg boxes, or your in the poultry production, our poultry bedding is the first step to remain the health and happiness of your animals. No Other Poultry Bedding in Derbyshire Like Ours… If you think that poultry bedding is just about creating a warm place for your chickens, then think again! Not only will our poultry bedding in Derbyshire keep your animals cosy, our premium brands help egg laying, healthy growth, and their overall happiness – so there really is some fantastic benefits that you can gain from choosing us. Over the years, we have become to understand the importance of finding the correct poultry bedding in Derbyshire, so you’re completely satisfied with our products. It has been proven that some types of poultry bedding excrete a huge amount of dust that can damage their respiratory system… With our soft-dust shavings there is over 80% less dust so you can feel at ease knowing your chicks are happy and free from harm. Another great product that we stock due to their amazing properties is the Economy bale. These hard and soft wood shavings are double dust extracted, easy to clean, designed to not irritate, and temperature neutralising – you simply cant go wrong with this product! Chat to Us About Poultry Bedding in Derbyshire If you are in the agricultural industry and would like to chat about what our poultry bedding in Derbyshire can do for you, feel free to contact us today and we can help you choose a bedding that suits all your requirements… We also have other bedding for the equine sector, biomass fuel, and even pet...Read Moreabout The Most Effective Poultry Bedding in Derbyshire!