Guide to Keeping Chickens – Housing Your Chickens

Keeping chickens is relatively trouble-free once you have a routine going, but it's surprising how much there is to learn about keeping a small back garden or allotment flock. We decided to pour our knowledge and experience of chicken keeping into handy guides. If you've thought about keeping chickens or just recently acquired some, hopefully … Continue reading Guide to Keeping Chickens – Housing Your Chickens

What’s Growing on in January

I love writing these monthly catch ups on our kitchen garden, documenting the activities and plans. It's a good excuse to get the camera out and really study the garden changing throughout the year. I use these posts as a reminder to look back on too. January is usually a hard month for a lot … Continue reading What’s Growing on in January

Poultry Worms

From time to time your chickens will get worms, and not just the juicy kind they find in the garden. They'll also get intestinal worms. Icky. Poultry worms are a common occurrence, especially if your flock free range frequently. I realise this is a gross subject, but if you keep chickens then you should learn to recognise the signs of … Continue reading Poultry Worms

Chicken Moult

chicken moult

Around this time of year, when our chickens are going through their late autumn moult, coops and pens resemble a chicken crime scene. Huge bundles of feathers strewn everywhere! For the new chicken keeper, experiencing chicken moult can be alarming! When your flock decide it's time for a change of clothes feathers literally drop out overnight - … Continue reading Chicken Moult