Rhode Island Red: What to Know Before Buying One

Rhode Island Red

The Rhode Island Red is probably one of the most successful chicken breeds in the world! It has spread from its homeland to all corners of the globe and is thriving even in the face of the modern industrial hens and intensive farming practices. Why is it so successful? They certainly are a bird that […]

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Golden Comet Chicken: What to Know Before Buying One

Golden Comet Chicken

The Golden Comet chicken is one of the more recent hybrid chickens that has been bred for great egg production. It was initially ‘made’ for the commercial industry, but it has successfully transitioned into small farms and backyards worldwide and is possibly the most widely kept hybrid hen. This article will delve into its history […]

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The 7 Best Places To Buy Chickens

Best place to buy chickens

You’ve decided to dive in and start your own backyard flock, but you’re not sure where to buy chickens from.  Don’t worry, you’re not alone; it can seem a little overwhelming to try and narrow down the best place to buy chickens from, but I’ve got you covered. Keep reading to learn where the best place […]

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Automatic Chicken Coop Door: What to Know Before Buying

happydoor Automatic coop door

Automatic Chicken Coop Door An automated door – every chicken keeper’s dream! You can rest in bed and not have to worry about getting up at the crack of dawn to let the girls out. You can go away for the evening, knowing they will be safely locked in while you are away. In addition […]

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Automatic Chicken Feeders: What To Know Before Buying

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Today’s subject is automatic chicken feeders. Automatic feeders offer several huge benefits over traditional (gravity) feeders; firstly they help reduce waste and secondly, they keep the feed fresh for longer. What’s not to like? They have been around for a while now, so in this article we are going to look at what options there […]

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Organic Chicken Feed: What to Know Before Buying

Once upon a time, we didn’t have to worry about feeding our animals and livestock ‘pure’ food. Sadly, that is no longer true. Manufacturers have been adding things to animal feeds for decades; antibiotics, hormones and now Genetically Modified Organisms (all in the name of animal health and economy). Happily, some of those practices have […]

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Chicken Harness: What to Know Before Buying One

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I must admit, the first time I saw a chicken harness I did a ‘double take’! Having never seen a hen walking on a leash before, it was surprising to say the least. They are fantastic to use in areas where your chickens can’t free range. You can walk them on the leash to give […]

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Barnevelder Chicken: What You Need To Know Before Buying

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Barnevelders or ‘Barnies’ as they are affectionately known, are relative newcomers to the world of chickens. That hasn’t held them back though, they have a firm following and rightly so. They are a low maintenance hen with a fun personality and good looks! Once the darling of the Dutch egg industry, the Barnevelder now finds […]

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Chicken Coops for Sale: What to Know Before Buying

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Whilst some folks prefer to build their own chicken coop, many folks shy away from DIY projects, preferring to buy a ready-made coop for their chickens. Buying a readymade chicken coop can be a quick and easy solution. We have recently been asked what to look for in a pre-manufactured coop, so we have put […]

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