Raising Happy Chickens: New Articles!

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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!

Speckletail

Speckletail was an ISA Brown chook who we got in about October 2016. Before then, we had chooks only really for eggs, so they weren't really pets or friendly.

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Sinead, Phidelma, Lucy, Molly and Casper. Mrs. Dineen, Ms Marple, and Sideburns - You were loved

We had 8 chickens, raised from chicks, in our coop. They were Blue Andalusian, Rhode Island Red, Wyandottes and Buff Orpington and they were all beautiful

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Chicken breeds: a book review of Storey’s Illustrated Guide.

Trying to decide on which poultry breeds you’d like next? Here’s a detailed review of a well illustrated, comprehensive handbook.

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The Chicken Health Handbook: a review

Gail Damerow’s bible on chicken health will become one of the most well used books in your library. Find out why, here.

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A monthly health check sheet to ensure your chickens' welfare.

How to be vigilant when checking your chickens' health: run through these simple checks to make sure you catch illness in time.

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A little boy and his Ginger

My 2 grandsons raised the family 4 hens from day olds. I don't know the breed - beautiful rich red colour. There was Ginger, Bronzie, Henny Penny and

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RIP Bluey

I was given many reasons why having guineas was unwise: more difficult, less domesticated. I was told not to expect them to be like chickens. I've never

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Identifying weeds for chickens: detailed descriptions with photos.

Supplementing chicken feed with common weeds can add nutrition to their diet and your eggs. I look at six of the best.

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Light in the winter chicken coop - is it necessary?

As daylight hours become shorter, should your chickens have supplemental light? What are the pros and cons? Find out, here.

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Roses and hips for chickens: what are the benefits?

Proven info on which part of the rose work best, why they're critical for your flock in the winter and how to prepare and feed them.

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The Egg Skelter - an easy, efficient way to store your eggs!

An unique way of keeping your eggs in date order. The Egg Skelter is a stylish addition to any kitchen - and a great gift!

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Chicken food on a budget.

What can chickens eat when you're on a tight budget? Here's a plan for inexpensive feed you can source from home.

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Gourmet treats for the baby chicks in your life!

Got new chicks and want them to have the best start? Here are some special treats to keep them healthy and happy.

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Are high protein foods good for chickens?

Chickens need protein to help with moulting in the autumn, cold and stress in the winter. Here are the ten best sources.

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Mealworms for chickens

Are mealworms good for chickens or a risk to their health? What's the position about them being illegal? And how can you breed your own?

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