Suffolk firm spreads wings to launch second new product since fire wrecked farm property
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A Suffolk farm that rose from the ashes of a devastating fire to reinvent itself this year has announced the launch of a second new product in as many months.
With the chicken population busier than usual around Shrove Tuesday, Metfield firm Bed-Down is providing some extra comfort for domestic poultry.
Six months after being struck by a major blaze at Cherry Tree Farm, near Harleston, the family-owned business revealed plans to reconstruct two damaged buildings, at the same time as launching a new equine bedding product, Handy Bale.
Following it up with Cozy Chicken bedding, designed for smallholding or family hens, managing director James Foster-Clarke said: “We’re celebrating 60 years of making quality animal bedding this year. The fire gave us the opportunity to hatch some innovative ideas. Cozy Chicken is brilliant for both young sprightly hens – and the more mature, who prefer to spend time sleeping in their nest boxes.”
The product comes with a pine fragrance – added for its natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
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“Cozy Chicken makes a soft, fluffy natural nest, keeping hens warm and forming a cushioned bed to keep those prized eggs safe and clean, ready for Shrove Tuesday,” added Mr Foster-Clarke.
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