Poultry enthusiasts often dabble with different species of birds. One of the questions that comes up often is, “Can I keep chickens with other kinds of poultry?” or “Can I have a mixed flock?” The short answer is YES, you can. But should you? Generally speaking, ducks, peafowl, and turkeys can certainly be kept on […]
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Cute, fuzzy, lovable and delicate – baby chicks, who doesn’t love them? Today we are going to run through the needs of these little creatures and give you some tips and tricks on how to raise baby chickens, making them happy and healthy without breaking the bank! There are two things that are essential to […]
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Our ‘topic of today’ is all about how chickens make and lay those delicious ‘cackleberries’ that we all love! We usually don’t think too much about the ‘how’ of egg laying – I think it is fascinating – I hope you will agree. It is a long and fairly complex process which can occasionally be […]
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Sounds like a simple question right? However, there are many costs to ‘having a chicken’, so today we are going to meander through the cost of the birds and their associated needs. Roughly speaking your costs can be divided up into the chickens, feed, housing and maintenance or fixed costs. Without a doubt the most […]
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The excitement of buying chicks is usually only surpassed by the arrival of that first egg! While you are caring for them as chicks, there is much to do and think about. It isn’t until they become ungainly ‘teenagers’, eating us out of house and home, that our thoughts turn to the question- when will […]
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Many people ask if it’s safe to free range their flock. As with most questions, there is no simple yes or no. To really answer this question you need to understand the pros and cons of free ranging your hens. First, let’s define ‘free range’. For most of us, we have an idyllic picture in […]
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During the wintertime your hens’ dietary requirements will change as they molt and prepare for the cold, dark winter whilst their body recuperates for next spring. Not only will their dietary requirements change but the volume of food they eat will also change during the winter. It’s important that during these changes you keep an […]
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