Best Beginner Chicken Breeds

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Last updated on January 23rd, 2020 at 09:20 pm

So hopefully our post on 5 Reasons to Keep Chickens did it’s job and persuaded you to keep chickens. The next step is picking the breed of chicken you want.

Picking the right breed of chicken as a beginner can be the difference between thoroughly enjoying every moment with your chickens or questioning why you ever wanted chickens in the first place.

Most people when they… [Read More]

How To Store Your Chickens’ Freshly Laid Eggs

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Last updated on February 2nd, 2020 at 07:47 pm

There are not too many greater pleasures in life than strolling down to the bottom of your garden, reaching into your nest box, and pulling out a freshly laid egg. If you time it just right the egg will still be warm!

You joyfully walk back inside and take the egg into your kitchen to prepare it for breakfast. But what do you do if you are… [Read More]

What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It?

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Last updated on January 23rd, 2020 at 09:17 pm

Your hen is squawking whenever you approach her and she won’t leave her nesting box, what’s wrong, is she ill? Far from it and chances are she is just broody and wants chicks. If you aren’t planning on having chicks this can be problematic because the hen in question will stop laying eggs.

Whatever the case, you can be certain that if you want chicks and need… [Read More]

Coccidiosis in Chickens – How To Identify And Treat

coccidiosis in chickens

If your chickens start acting ill, your mind might start racing with all the things that could be going wrong. 

A very common killer in chickens is coccidiosis, and it’s fairly easy to identify and treat if you know how to catch it quickly. 

Read on to learn everything you need to know about coccidiosis in chickens. 

What Is Coccidiosis In Chickens?

According to the Merck Manual of Veterinary Medicine, “Coccidiosis is… [Read More]

Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time

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Last updated on January 23rd, 2020 at 09:14 pm

So you’ve worked out how much room your chickens need, designed your chicken coop and your chickens, chicks, or pullets are on the way.

We can still remember the excitement of waiting for the delivery of our new chickens- our first questions was: I wonder how long it will be until they lay their first eggs!

Are you wondering what you need to do when… [Read More]