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Chicken Keeping
How to Keep Your Chickens Warm in Very Cold Weather
With an Arctic freeze on its way and temperatures plummeting, it's crucial to give extra care to our feathered friends. Normally, chickens are adept at keeping warm, thanks to their feathered coats. However, during extreme cold, they need our help to...
My Chicken is Gasping for Air... Is it Gapeworm?
When it comes to caring for chickens in a typical backgarden flock, understanding their behaviour is key. Chickens naturally try to hide any signs of illness to avoid appearing weak in the flock, which can lead to them being picked on. This means that...
Hatching Posted Chicken Eggs Using An Incubator
People buy hatching eggs online from our home reared, often rare bred, fertile chickens every week, and I'm always being asked for top tips how to hatch eggs in an incubator, especially if you do not have a broody hen to do the work. Today I'm here to...
What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Keeping Poland Chickens
At our East Sussex smallholding, we have a deep appreciation for the distinctive Poland chicken, also known as the Polish chicken. These birds, with their unique crests and engaging personalities, offer a mix of advantages and disadvantages that we've...
Beating Boredom: Fun Ideas for Chickens During Flockdown
As avian flu season looms, the anticipation of a lockdown to safeguard our flocks from potential outbreaks becomes a reality for many poultry keepers. The cases of bird flu are currently much lower in the UK in 2023 than they have been for the last two...