Best Beginner Chicken Breeds

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So hopefully our post on 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens did it’s job and persuaded you to keep chickens. The next step is picking the breed of chicken you want.

Picking the right breed of chicken as a beginner can be the difference between thoroughly enjoying every moment with your chickens or questioning why you ever wanted chickens in the first place.

Most people when they start out looking at breeds don’t know exactly what… [Read More]

Why Using Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs

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In an ideal world we would let our chickens free-range all year round, and we’re sure they would appreciate us for this. However what do you do during the winter, when predators such as foxes are desperate and will risk an attack during the daytime?

You could just keep your chickens in a coop and pen during winter but we found this affects their egg laying… massively. This is why we decided to use a… [Read More]

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]