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Site updates, new articles, memorials to those chickens we have loved and lost - all here in one handy place for your enjoyment!

Violet, my sweet White Silkie Bantam

My family and I bought into the pandemic chicken craze last April, partly because of the rationing of eggs at our local grocer, and also in an attempt

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Maxi

Maxi made her way to my parents' house after being mysteriously left in their yard. Originally called Maxima by my folks because she was a big Rhode Island

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Squeek, the dominant hen with the highest pitched voice

I got Squeek along with 10 other chickens from my uncle last summer. They were a couple / few months old. She was a black (I guess Australian) Orpington.

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Brittle & Butter

We have a lovely group of girls (mostly Easter Eggers and a few Wellsummers) we got about a year ago as chicks, and raised with love and care from the

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The Light Sussex chicken: a breed review.

Thinking of adding a Light Sussex to your flock? Here's a description of their character, egg-laying and personality.

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Chicken runs: does your coop have the outside space it needs?

How much space should a chicken have? How do you make a run secure? How to stop it becoming a mudbath in winter and an oven in summer? Find out here!

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Chicken predators: how to keep your flock safe.

Discover all about the animals and birds that predate on chickens. Learn how to spot them and how to protect your flock.

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Chicken nest boxes: your complete guide.

From free and diy to expensive, roll away to natural, I review a range of nest box designs so you can choose the best for your flock.

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Dangerous Dot

I have had the pleasure of looking after Dot for just a few months (which honestly doesn’t feel like that). She was a new member of my little flock and

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My beloved Roxy πŸ’«πŸ’–πŸ’«

You just want them back. You want to go to them. You want to see if they are fine. You can't cope with their deaths.... She left too soon. That is what

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Halo and Blue

Hello all, So upset what happened to our chickens. I got my chickens last year in middle of October, little bantam chickens one blue in colour which

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How to raise chickens: a beginner's guide.

Thinking of keeping chickens but not sure where to start? Here's all the information you need to raise a happy, healthy flock.

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Chicken coops: 7 critical steps to the ideal home for your flock.

What should coops contain to make a perfect space for healthy chickens? Here are 7 must-haves for a safe, happy coop.

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Chicken memorials: your tribute to a much-loved hen or rooster.

Share your words or pictures - join my page of memorials and let the world know what was special about your lost chicken.

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Echinacea for chickens: benefits, how to grow, harvest and feed.

Is echinacea a proven beneficial herb for your flock? Here are the results of research, including its use for coccidiosis.

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