Is It Safe To Feed My Chickens Table Scraps?

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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 […]

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How Do I Make My Chicken Lay An Egg?

Most backyard chicken owners will agree that the single best part of keeping chickens is the walk down to the coop each morning to collect eggs. I normally have anywhere from 8-10 fresh warm eggs waiting for me every morning and the family love eating them for breakfast! But what do you do if your […]

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

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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, […]

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How Much Room Do Chickens Need?

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Before we ever entertained the idea of keeping chickens in our garden we were long under the impression that you need lots of land to keep chickens- ideally at least an acre of grass. Fortunately, this isn’t the case (unless you are planning on keeping thousands of them!) and you’d be surprised by the actual […]

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How Long Will My Backyard Hens Live For?

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The oldest chicken ever to have lived was called Matilda, and she was sixteen years old when she finally died. Her life circumstances were not ‘average chicken’. She belonged to a pair of stage magicians who took great care of her. Also, she never laid any eggs! She had quite a luxurious life with minimal […]

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Serama: Is This Tiny Chicken Right For Your Flock?

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Small but mighty, the Serama lays claim to the smallest chicken in the world, and also one of the most expensive! It is a relative newcomer to the Western world, but has been known in Singapore for many years. It has the distinction of being a true bantam – there is no large counterpart chicken. […]

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Poultry Waterer: Which Is Best For Your Flock?

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Chicken waterers are an essential part of your equipment for flock care. You can find them in farm stores and online – but so many choices, which do you choose? We are here to help you decide which will be the best type for your flock and your circumstances. You have gravity waterers, nipples waterers, […]

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Hen Vs Chicken: Do You Know The Difference?

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For those of us who love our chickens and their endearing little ways, the difference between a chicken and hen might seem like a ‘no-brainer’. But, if you have never raised chickens, then it’s a fair question. It’s one of those questions that us chicken folk don’t even think about – but what actually are […]

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Buckeye Chicken: Is This All American Chicken Right For Your Flock?

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The Buckeye chicken comes from the Buckeye State (Ohio). Why is it called a Buckeye? The color of the bird is said to be exactly the color of buckeye tree nuts (horse chestnuts). This American treasure almost disappeared from the poultry world soon after its creation. The hugely successful Rhode Island Red outshone all competition […]

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Cream Legbar Chicken: Is This Blue Egg Wonder The Chicken For You?

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The Cream Legbar has become a firm favorite here in the US at least, in part for its’ blue eggs. It is a fascinating study in genetics as few breeds have had their origins so well mapped. As you may imagine, the breed was not created overnight, in fact it took several decades of study, […]

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