9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Get Backyard Chickens

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There are many reasons why people get backyard chickens- fresh eggs and a self-sufficient lifestyle are some of the most common.

Unfortunately, sometimes people who aren’t suitable to raise chickens rush into it and end up with chickens only to give them away after several weeks.

Sooner or later these people realize that chickens are a bit of a nuisance for them and promptly take them to a shelter, give them away, or simply release… [Read More]

A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2020)

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Chickens today are spoiled beyond belief when compared to Grandmas’ hens.

Hens of the past (1900s) had no regular access to basic commodities such as water and feed- this severely limited their egg laying rate and also the size which they grew.

The chicken really wasn’t considered a necessary ‘livestock’ animal on the farm. The meat was only eaten on very special occasions and eggs were a luxury.

Today we are going to take a… [Read More]

21 Tips: Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators

21 Tips Keeping Your Chickens Healthy And Safe From Predators

We all love our fluffy, feathered friends and want to do the best for them. If you already have an established flock or haven’t started yet and are still in the planning stages – this article is definitely for you.

Before I got my chickens I spent the better part of a year researching the breed of chicken I wanted, how to house them and how to keep them safe and healthy.

I was… [Read More]

Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?

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A common question many first time chicken keepers ask is: “can I feed my chickens table scraps/leftovers”? In fact we have recently had several people email and ask us this, so today we are going to delve down and take a look.

We have touched upon what to feed (or not feed) chickens in our previous blog post: why you are feeding your chickens to death, however we didn’t specifically mention table scraps within this.

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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]