Automatic Chicken Coop Door: What to Know Before Buying

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An automated door – every chicken keepers dream!

You can rest in bed and not have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn to let the girls out. You can go away for the evening knowing they will be safely locked in while you are away.

In addition to a stress-free life, you know your coop is predator proof too.

What’s not to like?

Automatic chicken coop doors have been around… [Read More]

The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally the perfect chicken means different things to different people.

My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg, but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed she would do housework!

So, for me the perfect chicken sadly doesn’t exist, but truthfully I think chickens are nearly perfect anyway.

For those of you who have more realistic expectations of your chickens, we have put together a complete… [Read More]

Speckled Sussex: Egg Production, Temperament and More…

The Speckled Sussex is an old time favorite in its homeland of England. It has endured over the centuries to become a firm favorite with a dedicated following.

Although it, and other varieties of Sussex fowl, was in danger of dying out in the early 1900s, a few die hard poultry keepers kept the lines going, greatly improving on the stock in hand to give us the robust, healthy stock that we have today.

If… [Read More]

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens

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Raising chickens can be many things: therapeutic, rewarding, fun and for beginners maybe a bit nerve wracking!

There is literally tons of information about raising chicks and chickens and it is hard to sort through it all to determine what is right, what is not and what is just plain weird.

In this definitive guide, we have put together everything you need to know to care for your birds – from chick to chicken to… [Read More]

How To Choose The Perfect Egg Incubator (And Use It Properly)

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Once you get an incubator, I think you can officially be labelled a ‘chicken addict’! I always said I would never get an incubator – now I have two.

The fun of hatching your own chicken eggs is like having Christmas every day.

There are lots of different types of incubators out there, ranging from basic (still air) to fully automatic versions.

In this article we will break down the various types of incubators and… [Read More]