Results: The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards 2015

Results- Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015

As many of you who read this blog will know, two weeks ago we started The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015.

You have been voting in your thousands and last Monday (6th July) the voting lines were closed.

Before we get to the results I want to thank everybody who turned up and voted for their favourite backyard chicken blog. Also, a special mention needs to go to Sophie Malone who has won… [Read More]

Should You Be Feeding Your Chickens This Superfood?

Should You Be Feeding Your Chickens This Superfood

Making sure your chickens’ diet is right, is the difference between having happy hens laying lots of eggs and grumpy hens who will peck your finger off if you go near them!

We changed our chickens’ diet last year and were amazed when within a couple of days their egg laying had plummeted- so we’ve been researching about chickens’ diets ever since.

This internet is packed with lists of do’s and don’ts[Read More]

7 Ways To Keep Your Chickens Cool During Summer

7 Ways To Keep Your Chickens Cool During Summer Blog Cover

Spring has now past and we are slowly creeping forward into the summer. Whilst this is great for most of us as it means holidays and great weather, spare a thought for our two legged friends who often struggle in the heat.

Here in the US, we can expect to see temperatures soar over 100Fahrenheit in some places and believe us when we say, your chickens won’t be impressed…

Let’s take a look at how… [Read More]

Why Using Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs

Why Using Chicken Tractors Makes My Chickens Lay More Eggs Blog Cover

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]

5 Reasons to Keep Chickens

5 Reasons to Keep Chickens Blog Cover

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]