The benefits of keeping chickens are widely known, but these benefits can be even more miraculous when you take up the hobby later in life. Here are some of the reasons that chickens make brilliant pets to keep when you reach retirement age: Delicious, nutritious eggs “Free”, fresh, protein rich eggs are the most obvious reason to keep chickens at home and research has shown that increased protein consumption can aid things such as memory function as our minds and bodies get older. Hens are great gardeners If you’ve found yourself spending more time in the garden then you’ll be pleased to hear that your hens will be only too happy to help your outdoor space flourish. They’re a fantastic source of fertiliser, they’ll keep the garden free of pests and weeds, and they enjoy nothing more than scratching around in soil so they’ll aerate and loosen beds ready for planting. Just remember to use netting to fence off anywhere that doesn’t need their “help”! Chickens are social creatures Retirement can mean longer periods spent alone at home which can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. As chicken keepers will tell you, you’ll always have companionship and entertainment when you have hens. The healing powers of hens have been well documented, not least with the “HenPower” project, which has seen thousands of “hensioners” across the UK take up chicken keeping in their own homes and residential homes. Chicken keeping is easier than you think Food, water, and a few minutes of your time every day is all it takes for happy hens. Unlike a dog or cat, a chicken is happy to be left to its own devices and of course, you don’t need to walk them! Automatic doors and wheels can be added to chicken houses to make them secure and easy to move. Grandchildren are usually only too happy to help with tasks such as cleaning, giving an interest to share with the younger generation.
Returns, Refunds and Cancellation Policy
Notification must be made to Jim Vyse Arks (JVA) within 7 days of receipt of your goods, in writing via email to email@example.com and fully outlining the cause for the return of the goods and must be accompanied by photographic evidence of any damaged goods.
It is the Customer’s responsibility to inspect and check the received Products or part thereof as soon as reasonably practicable after delivery and in any event, not more than seven (7) days after delivery to ensure that the Products conform to the confirmed Order. Goods must be unused / un-assembled . In circumstances where You consider that the received Products do not conform with the confirmed Order, it is the responsibility of the Customer to return the Products to JVA in their original packaging, all carriage and transport costs being payable by You.
JVA shall not be liable in respect of any claim unless the aforementioned requirements have been complied with except in any particular case where the Customer proves (i) it was not possible to comply with the requirements and (ii) advice (where required) was given and the claim made as soon as possible.
We do not offer refunds except in the case of JVA being at fault resulting in delivery of an incorrect Product or the Product delivered in a damaged or faulty condition
As a consumer You have a right to reject any Product You receive within a period of 30 days from receipt. If a Product is faulty, we may offer to repair, exchange or refund as appropriate in accordance with your consumer rights. If You require more information on this, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01264 356753.
Within seven (7) days from receipt of any returned Products, JVA will conduct a quality inspection and test of the Product (s) and if corrective action is required, will replace or refund the products at the Customer’s election and where we will then re-issue the Products in question and forward it to You at no extra cost. Where a refund is due we will refund any monies to You within a maximum of 14 days of our receipt of the returned Product(s).
The UK Consumer Protection Regulations allow you to cancel your contract within 14 working days from our receipt of your order to receive a full refund of any payments made to Jim Vyse Arks.However, if the Goods have already been despatched to a carrier and are already in transit, you would be liable for the cost of the return of the goods to us.
Order Cancellations must be sent by email to email@example.com or letter quoting your name and address and your order number.