Chicken Feather Loss: Cause and Cure

Chicken Feather Loss Cause and Cure Blog Cover

It can be a frightening sight, walking out towards your chicken coop and seeing feathers scattered everywhere.

My first thought is usually the worst- has a predator broken into the coop and attacked my chickens?

Luckily, I haven’t ever lost any of my chickens to a predator and their feather loss is normally something much less serious. The most common reason for a chicken losing their feathers is the annual moult; however this isn’t the only… [Read More]

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

How to Introduce New Chickens to Your Existing Flock

I think we all get ‘that’ craving every time spring comes round- should we get a few more chicks!? In fact with our first flock, it didn’t even take us this long, after the first weekend we went and got another six pullets. Before we knew it we had twelve pullets in our coop staring back at us!

Fortunately as the first six pullets were still establishing their pecking order, introducing six additional pullets… [Read More]

7 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs

7 Reasons Why Your Chickens Stopped Laying Eggs Blog Cover

It’s always a cause for concern when your chickens stop laying. In fact, noticing this can help you identify if your chickens are ill. That’s why we always keep track of the amount of eggs our chickens lay- this way we know straight away if somethings wrong.

There are lots of reasons why your chickens might have stopped laying, but you don’t need to rush out and buy super market eggs just… [Read More]

Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time

Bringing Chickens Home For The First Time Blog Cover

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 they first arrive and how you can get them… [Read More]

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

What Exactly Is a Broody Hen and How to Stop It Blog Cover

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 a broody hen there won’t be one in sight,… [Read More]