7 Surprising Rules for Feeding Chickens

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Feeding your chickens is one of, if not, the most important task when it comes to raising backyard chickens. Get it right and you will have a healthy flock who merrily cluck every time you bring them one of their favourite snacks or kitchen scraps!

Get it wrong, and it can lead to reduced egg production, deformed eggs, feather picking and other unwanted behaviour.

So, let’s gets straight into all you need to know… [Read More]

5 Reasons to Keep Chickens

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When we have friends over to our house for the first time, and they notice we have chickens in our backyard, one of the first questions most of them ask is: “why do you keep chickens in your backyard?”.

To people who already keep chickens, no explanation is needed, however this got us thinking what are our top 5 reasons for why we keep chickens?

1. Living a Healthy Lifestyle

The first reason we keep… [Read More]

How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

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Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!) and you’d be surprised by the actual amount of room chickens need.

The amount of room chickens need really depends on a few key points. Firstly, are… [Read More]

20 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Chickens

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For those of us who have kept chickens for any length of time, we like to think we know one or two things about them. Like what time they rise for breakfast all the way through to their favourite things to eat (for ours it’s worms)!

However, we’d bet that below we have compiled 20 surprising things even the most seasoned chicken-keeper wouldn’t know before reading this…

1. Chicken See Better Than Humans

It’s widely… [Read More]

How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

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There are not too many greater pleasures in life than strolling down to the bottom of your garden, reaching into your nest box, and pulling out a freshly laid egg. If you time it just right the egg will still be warm!

You joyfully walk back inside and take the egg into your kitchen to prepare it for breakfast. But what do you do if you are intending to keep the egg and eat it later?… [Read More]