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Looking for high quality, up-to-date, well researched information about how to care for your chickens - straight to your inbox? You're in the right place!

Knowing I'm helping other people (people like you!) by writing articles to share with my backyard chicken-keeping friends across the world is one of my great pleasures in life.

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.

And sometimes it's hard for my readers to keep up with what's new.

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

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


Because I love sharing my knowledge of keeping happy, healthy chickens. It's hard-earned expertise which I've learned through...

  • 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

My newsletter: "Chickens in the Olive Grove".

You'll get (not all at once, of course!)...

Backyard chicken news, information and tips about care, coops and hatching. Join my newsletter and get a free giveaway e-book. #backyardchickens #chickencare #backyardchickenlove
  • Six emails from me in the couple of weeks after you sign up, to introduce me and my chickens and to help find  your way round my website. 
  • Regular newsletters every month, with updates on new or updated articles I've written.
  • First rights to my incubating and hatching course every spring (I limit numbers so I can give members more personalised attention).
  • Answers to your frequently asked questions.
  • Information about new products, gifts and services.
  • Reviews of chicken related products, books and films.
  • 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 month...

You'll receive a free checklist of things which need doing around the coop during that month. It's not something I give away on this blog - it's only available to my newsletter group.

Here's an example of what just one small part of one section of one month's checklist looks like.

Newsletter download screenshot.

Every so often ...

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

But that's the exception rather than the rule.

I know how important your time is, and I know how over-run we can all get with emails coming from all over the place. So I will always be respectful of your time.

Respectful of your data.

I only ask for the information I need to send you my newsletters: your first name and email address. Your information goes to the company which sends out emails for me, "Aweber", but no further. It is protected by European General Data Protection law and by the California Consumer Privacy Act. 

You will be able to access, change or delete your information if you want to, and in every newsletter there's a link you can click to unsubscribe completely.

It goes without saying that I will never, never give your information to anyone else. 

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 and any other information you choose to give me is as important to me as it is to you. 
  • Let me say this again: I never, never sell or give emails or any other information to anyone else. Ever.

And if  you choose to subscribe...

My free ebook: Raising Healthy Chickens - 5 natural remedies your flock will love you for!

...I'd like to offer you a special copy of my ebook: "Raising Healthy Chickens - 5 natural remedies your flock will love you for!".

In it, you'll learn... 

  • 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.

You'll get a personal link if you sign up. There's no obligation to, of course - but I'd really love the pleasure of your company...

What are you waiting for?!

Keep up with me and my chickens' life in Italy - join us in our Italian olive grove!

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

I look forward to meeting you in my olive grove!

You may also be interested in these pages.

Click any of the buttons for more information.

The amazing hatching chicken eggs section - link.
How to store hatching eggs for best success - link.
Got new chicks and not sure how to care for them? Here's all you need to know!
What to feed chickens, when - click here.
All you need to know about rats - click here.
Raising Chickens - step-by-step, month by month tasks - link.
Click here for more information about Cath Andrews.
Thumbnail link - how my chickens helped build my successful online business.
Link to a review of the Highgrove House chicken husbandry course.

If you enjoyed this article and found it helpful, I'd love you to let me know by clicking this button - thank you!

Thank you for sharing the chicken love! 

Link to Raising Happy Chickens home page.