How I Use Herbs in My Coop and Why You Should Too

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Using herbs in your coop can not only make it smell nicer, but it can also provide medicinal and protective benefits for your chickens.

Today, we are going to look at some of the herbs that are most useful in and around your flock for their health and wellness.

I have chosen herbs that are easy to grow or find and simple to use- I have deliberately stayed away from tinctures and decoctions which can… [Read More]

7 Things You Must Prepare Before Your Chicks Arrive

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The time is approaching- your chicks are going to be delivered soon, but are you totally prepared?

It may seem like you have everything, but if it’s your first time there’s a good chance you may have missed something.

You don’t want to be running round like a headless chicken when they arrive, so it’s best to double check everything now.

We have compiled a check list for you of the 7 most important… [Read More]

When Will My Chicken Start Laying Eggs?

When Will My Chicken Start Laying Eggs Blog Cover

The excitement of buying chicks is usually only surpassed by the arrival of that first egg!

While you are caring for them as chicks, there is much to do and think about. It isn’t until they become ungainly ‘teenagers’, eating us out of house and home, that our thoughts turn to the question- when will they lay?

You have steered them carefully through the brooder stage, they have feathered out by 12 weeks or so… [Read More]

The Miracle of Chickens’ Feathers

The Miracle of Chickens Feathers Blog Cover

All birds are covered to a greater or lesser extent with feathers. We really don’t think about the amazing ability of this simple structure too much.

The very first birds, Archaeopteryx, were huge terrifying beasts. They are one of the first known appearances of the feather, enabling this dinosaur to fly! Several others dinosaurs also had rudimentary feathering.

We are going to take a closer look at this marvel of engineering and see… [Read More]

What to Ask Breeders before Buying Your Chickens

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Spring is soon upon us, and it will be time to think seriously about getting some new chickens!

I try to get a few each year so that the egg production can be maintained through the winter, it also allows the older girls to stop producing as frequently or even completely.

As always, it’s highly recommended you read as much as you can about chickens in general. If you have specific breeds in mind,… [Read More]