From the category archives:

Keeping Chickens

“I am thinking about keeping about 2-3 chickens, but the area where I live has a lot of foxes roaming around who at the moment after a long hard winter are very hungry so I am wondering which chicken coop would be best for keeping foxes out.  Could you please advise?” The Dorset and Sussex […]

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“I would like to buy some chickens to go with my lovely coop but I am having problems finding a place with chickens for sale. Where can I buy chicks? Do you know where there are plenty of different breeds available. Could you give me any suggestions?” Have you ever considered adopting a chicken? There […]

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When we moved to Gloucestershire in 2000 we bought some Wellsummer and Buff Orpington hens who have been with us nearly 9 years, we sadly lost two my old ladies two years ago which left space.  I then saw the TV campaign regarding Battery Hens  by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver which was too upsetting […]

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It is really fun to raise chickens at home and it is not difficult at all to look after them. Chickens are surprisingly friendly and affectionate creatures and they are very calming to watch. They interact well with small children and other domestic and farmyard animals. Kids readily and enthusiastically learn to look after “their” […]

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Discover how chicken breeds are categorized

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