Welcome to The Happy Chicken Coop!

If you want to keep chickens, or already have chickens of your own, and want to find out more about them you’re in the right place.

We are a group of chicken enthusiasts who have been keeping chickens in our backyards for longer than we care to admit! Here at The Happy Chicken Coop we write about everything you need to know about chickens. From how to build your own chicken coop all the way through to what to do when your chickens first arrive at your home.

The Happy Chicken Coop team have been scratting and digging around to bring you exactly what you need to keep chickens. Including chicken coop plans, designs and DIY guides- it’s all here.

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Egg Bound Chicken: All You Need To Know

Egg Bound Chicken: All You Need To Know

Egg binding is a serious problem and can lead to the death of the hen. Many times though, with proper intervention and care, hens can go on to live a good, long life giving you lots of nutritious eggs! An egg bound chicken has very unique symptoms which can easily be spotted if you know what to look for. Today we are going in depth with this emergency and will give you some tips and treatments to help your hen with this crisis. What Is Egg Binding/Egg Bound? Egg bound sounds benign doesn’t it? It is actually a real emergency for your hen and without intervention from you she may develop complications and could ultimately die. ‘Egg bound’ means she has an egg stuck somewhere in her oviduct. The usual place is between the uterus and the cloaca. Sometimes you can even see it from the cloaca/vent. When the egg... [Read More]