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Backyard chicken news, information and tips about care, coops and hatching. Join my newsletter and get a free giveaway e-book. #backyardchickens #chickencare #backyardchickenlove

Want to keep up with me and my chickens' life in Italy? Join us in our Italian olive grove!

If you have your own chickens and want to provide them with nothing but the best, you need to hear from me!

Not that I'm the world's greatest expert - I believe you never stop learning!

All the information about chicken-keeping I've gathered from seven years' experience, plus reading properly researched articles, attending a course in chicken behaviour and welfare certificated by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

- not to mention an amazing course in chicken husbandry at Prince Charles' own backyard coop, Highgrove House -

I love to share with my backyard chicken-keeping friends across the world.

But this website has nearly two hundred pages, all of them crammed with information about keeping chickens from incubation right through to caring for older hens and everything in between. 

I'm constantly updating it with new facts, figures, advice and tips.

Sometimes it's hard to keep up with what's new.

Signing up for my free email newsletters means you'll never miss out on information again!

And in return, you'll be able to download a free e-book about using natural remedies to keep your chickens not just happy, but healthy, too!

Please note: If you have already signed up for my newsletters before December 2017 but you're not receiving them, it will be because you didn't see my emails telling you I was moving the newsletter to a different system.

Unfortunately, that means you'll have to sign up again. Look for the purple "Subscribe" button below.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

My newsletter: "Chickens in the Olive Grove".

Backyard chicken news, information and tips about care, coops and hatching. Join my newsletter and get a free giveaway e-book. #backyardchickens #chickencare #backyardchickenlove

Here's what you'll get...

  • Regular e-mails with updates from my website
  • Including 'how to' videos and tips
  • Information about new products, gifts and services
  • Reviews of chicken related books and films
  • First dibs on my new courses
  • Chicken news from around the world 
  • "News from the coop" - my own coop, here in Italy
  • Egg recipes that I've tried and love.

Every so often ...

If there's something I think would be helpful to you to know about before my next e-mail's due, I will occasionally send out a special message.

But that's the exception rather than the rule.

How many newsletters I send out depends on what I have to say. It will never be more than one a week. It may be as few as one a month.

Here's what you won't get.

  • Lots of emails coming into your box every day - I know how irritating that is!
  • 'Hard sell' messages - if I recommend a product, here on my site or in a newsletter - it's because I know, use and love it.
  • Spam. I will never compromise your privacy. Your email address is important to me as it is to you.  I never, never sell or give e-mails to anyone else.  Ever.


And as a special "thank you" ...

When I receive your subscription to my free email newsletters, I'll send you a copy of my e-book :  'Raising Healthy Chickens - 5 natural remedies your flock will love you for', where you'll learn :


Free ebook : 5 natural remedies for your chickens
  • Why cider is good for your hens

  • How to stop your chicks from itching - the natural way

  • Which herbs can have a calming effect on your hens
  • How a readily available plant can help to soothe a wound
  • When a weed should be encouraged in your chicken coop - and why.


What are you waiting for?!

I'm really looking forward to "seeing" you (and your chickens, obviously) in the olive grove and sharing stories, information, tips and advice.

All you need to do is enter your name and email address in the boxes below. As soon as you register, you'll get a link to download the book.

I look forward to meeting you in my olive grove!



PS : If you're thinking about incubating and hatching your own chicks, this series may be of interest to you (unless you've already done it!).

My 28 day course on incubating and hatching chicken eggs.

It's a 28-day guide to incubation which takes you right up to hatch day and beyond, sent to your email inbox every day.

For more information just click on this picture.



You may be interested in these pages.

Just click on the pics for more information.

Link to information about choosing an egg incubator.
Click here to see which breeds are good with children.
Rats in your coop - all you need to know.
What to feed chickens, when - click here.


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Link to Raising Happy Chickens home page.