When I have a little brooder full of chicks, I love to know whether I have a little cockerel or pullet. It isn’t an easy task to determine the sex of chickens, in fact, I have spent many years trying to find the best way to determine who is who in my young flocks. It is advantageous to know which sex my peeps are in case I decide to sell them, sort, or introduce to… [Read More]
If you raise chickens and you’re not incorporating them into your garden maintenance, you might be missing out on a fantastic win-win! Wondering if it’s worth starting a garden and employing your chickens to help out with the maintenance? We have been gardening with chickens for years now and I want to tell you, there are definitely pro’s and con’s.
PROS TO HAVING CHICKENS IN THE GARDEN
Lets start with considering some of the… [Read More]
It’s that time of year when thoughts turn towards getting or hatching some chicks, so we thought we would dedicate this article to hatching eggs whether they be your own hens or bought eggs.
There are a few important points to know when hatching for the first time, so if you are a hatching novice, read on!
Hatching chicks is as much an art as it is science. Once you have discovered the best and… [Read More]
A chicken brooder is an essential piece of equipment for you if you intend to hatch and raise chicks yourself.
The really nice thing about having one ready to go is that you can effectively hatch year round if you want to.
In this article we will explain the various chicken brooders available so you can work out which one is best for you. We will also discuss heaters, how to set up one up… [Read More]
Keeping eggs fresh has always been a challenge.
Less than 100 years ago refrigeration was a luxury for the rich, so keeping eggs fresh relied on ingenuity and the staples of the house.
In this article we are going to be talking mainly about hard boiled eggs; how to, storage, nutrition.
This is all you ever wanted to know about hard boiled eggs, all in one place. We will also talk about a couple of… [Read More]