Valid from 1st October, 2013, to date.
This website is written and edited only by me, Catherine Andrews.
As a chicken-keeper myself, I know from experience about products which will be of use to other chicken-lovers.
So as part of my service to people who visit this site, I like to recommend relevant products which I have tried and found to be of great quality, from companies I have personally bought from and trust in terms of their high quality products, cost-effective pricing, efficiency and personal service.
If for some reason I can't buy from a particular company – for example if the products are large and based outside Europe – I only recommend companies and products when I have evidence of excellent quality and good value for you. That evidence is generally from people I know personally, who have had direct experience of those companies and products.
Some of those companies have an 'affiliate scheme' of which I am a member. This means that when I recommend a product and provide a link to buy it, I receive a small commission whenever someone clicks through to the supplier and buys.
This does not involve any additional cost to you, the customer.
Not every company I like to buy from has an affiliate scheme, so many of the products I sell I do not make money from. I simply recommend them because they're good quality and fit for purpose.
If the product I am recommending is an 'affiliate product', you will always find a statement near to the affiliate link telling you that this is the case.
Where does the money go?
The money from affiliate sales helps me to keep the content on this website free of charge. Some of it is put back into the site in the form of a small stock of products I personally buy, and sell from the site direct to you. This helps me make sure you are getting goods which are as described on my site at as low a cost as possible.
I also donate a proportion of my earnings each month to a number of charities which have a special meaning for me and my family. They include:
For more details, please see this page.
Companies with which I have an affiliate arrangement are as follows :
Special statement about Amazon products.
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for this website to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Use of ads.
My running costs for this website are over £400 per month. Adverts from Mediavine allow the site to survive and the information remain free to use.
I do not want advertising to be intrusive but without them, there would be no Raising Happy Chickens.
Please think about this before you complain, or if you use an ad-blocker. Revenue is falling each year because of these and I’ve had to add more aggressive advertising to compensate.
There comes a point when a website costs too much to run and has to be shut down. I don’t want that to be this one.
And finally ...
My integrity, my website, the products it promotes and – above all – your satisfaction are very important to me.
If you have any questions or comments about this disclosure document or about any of the products on this website, please feel free to contact me through this page.