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But this website has over two hundred articles, 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.
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nine years' experience of incubating, hatching and caring for my own flock
taking advice from others with much longer experience than I
reading properly researched books and articles
attending a course in chicken behaviour and welfare certificated by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland
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