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Jun 23, 2018

Animal husbandry: how to keep chickens healthy.

Good husbandry is the most effective way to prevent disease in any animal. Here are the 5 best ways to keep your chickens healthy all year round.

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Jun 13, 2018

A review of the best automatic chicken feeder on the market.

Grandpa's automatic chicken feeder is the best you can buy. I've had one for years, and here I explain why I wouldn't be without it.

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Jun 12, 2018

In Loving memory of 4 best friends

We had our four chickens for just over 2 months before a fox got to them this morning. I got to know these little creatures and watch each of their personalities

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Jun 08, 2018

Sudden Chicken Death Syndrome: Why chickens suddenly die.

If you've ever had a chicken who has suddenly and for no apparent reason died, this article will explain what may have happened.

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May 29, 2018

5 good reasons not to have a rooster.

Wondering whether to add a rooster into your flock? Here are 5 good reasons why it's not a good idea.

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Apr 09, 2018

The most beautiful, most amusing, most agonisingly missed, Pijin

My cousin had bought a few banties. As a first time chicken keeper he picked the most appealing breed, more to look at than anything but with eggs as an

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Mar 24, 2018

Sunny

Our favorite chicken randomly died yesterday. In the morning my partner went out early to let the girls out of the coop, so they can be free in their

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Feb 15, 2018

Memorial to Rex my pet rooster

I got my pet rooster Rex in June of 2011. At first I wasn't sure whether he was a boy or a girl until he became a teen chicken when his curly tail feathers

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Feb 10, 2018

Pre-incubation: tips to ensure a successful hatch.

Hatching chicken eggs can be both the most rewarding and the most stressful experience. Make sure yours have the best chance of a successful hatch with these tips about buying, transporting, storing and setting.

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Jan 13, 2018

My beloved friends Chicken, Feathers and Haggis.

I began my amazing journey with chickens in the most unexpected way. I came home one morning and found a beautiful hen wondering quite happily around

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