Complementary services

  • Droppings scoring system monitoring (twice year)
  • Feathers scoring system (twice year)
  • Hens’ hotel (£8 per bird/day), or holiday care visits (£15 per day + mileage)
  • Egg shell quality monitoring and disinfection advice
  • Manure service (provide a container and remove)
  • Necropsy and funeral services (ashes provided) £20 per bird
  • Incubator equipment to hire £200
  • Brooder equipment to hire £200
  • Worm testing £15 per coop
  • Salmonella and E. coli monitoring control (twice year)
  • Water monitoring (once year)
  • Cleaning and disinfection protocol 
  • Pest control
  • Fly control

Compostable Worm Count Kit - Chickens

Worm egg count kit for chickens and other poultry. The pack contains everything you need for taking a sample either from an individual bird or a composite sample from a flock of up to 15-20 birds. Includes a voucher for the laboratory test.

This test kit is now sold in a unique compostable pouch which becomes the return envelope to send the sample back to the lab. It's unique zero waste design leaves you no waste to dispose of, all of it can be returned back to us. Once we've processed it here in the lab we'll compost it on the farm and eventually use it to establish new tree planting on our 75 acre nature reserve we're developing on land restored from open cast coal mining.

This test is suitable for sampling of all avians including chickens, ducks, geese, pigeon, pheasants, quail etc.

If taking a composite test from several birds please mix the samples in the large plastic bag provided before filling the sample container. Full instructions enclosed. Kit includes:

  • a sample pot for the individual sample or combined composite sample of the birds 
  • a voucher for the laboratory processing of the test(s)
  • a compostable glove
  • a compostable post paid return label. 

One composite sample can be taken from between 1-20 birds.  More than that requires an additional test pack.