Preparing For The Arrival Of Your New Chicks

Preparing For The Arrival Of Your Baby Chicks

Last updated on September 1st, 2017 at 03:24 pm

You have chosen your breeds, placed your order and are waiting for the arrival of your new chickens.

Now what?

Well, instead of sitting and waiting, you should make sure you have everything you need and that it works well in advance of the arrival of your chicks!

There are a few things specific to new chicks that you will need to have in… [Read More]

Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?

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Last updated on September 10th, 2018 at 11:08 am

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,… [Read More]

A History of Chickens: Then (1900) Vs Now (2016)

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Last updated on February 4th, 2019 at 09:59 am

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… [Read More]

8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Get Backyard Chickens

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Last updated on February 9th, 2018 at 02:53 pm

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… [Read More]

Results: The Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards 2015

Results- Annual Backyard Chicken Blog Awards of 2015

Last updated on January 29th, 2019 at 02:53 pm

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.

Now let’s take a… [Read More]