I'm contacted every day by enthusiastic, helpful - and sometimes worried - chicken keepers, who have many and varied questions about keeping chickens in their back yard.
From problems with incubation, hatching and caring for baby chicks, to the care of adult chickens - what they should eat, what treats they should be given, the illnesses they have - to how to get rid of rodents and predators whilst providing the best possible coop design...
I've been there, researched the best possible sources to learn about the best possible chicken care...
And now I want to share that knowledge with you.
But there's only me managing this website. I don't have an army of helpers, and I know sometimes my visitors find it frustrating when I don't reply to emails for ages.
So I've created this page to allow you to ask your questions here - and to help out others with your own knowledge, where you can.
When you ask your question, you'll see a checkbox which you can use to receive an email when your question, and my answer, are live on the page.
All you have to do then is use the link in the email to find your question again.
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Questions which are particularly interesting, or which a lot of people ask, or which are better illustrated by seeing the answer (rather than reading it) I will use in Video Q&A sessions, planned for early 2020.
And questions about incubating, hatching and chick care will also be answered in my hatching group, which takes place every Spring.
It's always nice to receive messages from people who have found the site useful, and I very much appreciate those who take the time to write.
So, if you have a comment about the articles on this site I'd also be more than happy to receive them here!
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