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Nov 14, 2017


I always had one special hen in the flock - Sapphire was mine. She was the one hen my Grandad was not allowed to look at, let alone eat. All through her

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Nov 14, 2017

Love you sweet girl xx

Today I buried one of my three ginger girls. She looked a bit hunched and didn't go out to free range with the others. By the next night she had died.

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Sep 17, 2017

Old World Christmas tree ornaments.

Who doesn't love the glitter and sparkle of traditional glass ornaments on their Christmas tree? These are chicken related, and the best of the rest.

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Sep 12, 2017

Bedding in the chick brooder: 5 alternatives discussed.

So you're getting your brooder box ready for new chicks and can't decide which bedding is best? Here are the pros and cons of five different types.

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Aug 21, 2017

Caring for baby chicks in the brooder.

Hatched baby chicks in an incubator or bought from a hatchery? Not sure what to do next? Here's all the information you need to keep them safe and happy!

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Aug 16, 2017

Scotch pancakes : an authentic, inexpensive, delicious recipe.

Always wondered how to make Scotch pancakes? With this quick and easy recipe, you can be eating them in the next 30 minutes!

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Aug 11, 2017

A high protein chicken treat your hens will love.

Do you know when chickens may need help with extra protein? Here's an explanation and an inexpensive protein platter treat to boost your flock’s health.

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Aug 08, 2017

All about chicken treats.

5 more balanced treats which will help your happy chickens stay healthy and lay nutritious eggs.

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Jul 31, 2017

Chicken nutrition: what do backyard chickens eat?

Confused about what chickens should eat and when? Here's all you need to know about nutrition for your flock at different life stages.

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Jul 23, 2017

Silkie chickens : why they're the teddy bear of the poultry world.

Looking for a small, friendly pet chicken for your kids or a companion for yourself? Silkies are the perfect breed. Here's why.

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