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Chickens as pets

Chickens as Pets: Bonding and Enrichment Chickens, often synonymous with farm life, are increasingly finding their way into suburban and even urban backyards as beloved pets. While they may not purr like cats or fetch like dogs, chickens have a charm and personality...

Common Chicken Diseases and How to Prevent Them

Raising chickens in your backyard can be immensely rewarding, offering fresh eggs and natural pest control. However, keeping your chickens healthy is essential to ensure their well-being and productivity. This comprehensive guide explores the most common ailments...

The Role of Chickens in Sustainable Living

Embracing Chickens for a Greener Lifestyle In the quest for sustainable living, every step counts, and one such step that is gaining popularity is backyard chicken keeping. This practice goes beyond just having fresh eggs; it plays a pivotal role in creating an...

Feathered Fitness: How to Keep Your Chickens Fit and Healthy

Just like any pet, chickens benefit from regular exercise and a balanced diet to maintain their overall health and happiness. In this guide, we'll explore some simple yet effective ways to keep your flock in top form, ensuring they lead a clucking good life! 1....

How to implement the deep litter method

If you’re not familiar with it, the deep litter method is a brilliant old-timers method to manage your coop litter through the winter. By adding subsequent layers of litter, and turning the layers frequently, you’re allowing biological microbes to break down the...

How to use chicken manure (poo) as a fertiliser

Chicken poo is the ultimate organic powerhouse for flourishing crops and blossoming landscapes! Abundant in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, this natural fertiliser nourishes plants from root to tip, promoting robust growth and luscious blooms. Not only does...

Eyeworm in chickens

Eye worm, also known as Oxyspirura mansoni, are nematode parasites that primarily infect the eyes of birds, including chickens. These tiny worms, measuring around 1 to 2 centimetres in length, reside in the tear ducts and surrounding tissues, causing discomfort and...

Introducing New Chickens To The Flock

Adding new chickens to your existing flock can be an exciting but delicate process. Properly introducing new members requires careful planning and consideration to ensure a smooth integration and maintain harmony within the flock. Here are some tips for a gentle...

Understanding Feather Picking in Chickens and Effective Strategies to Prevent It

Feather picking, also known as feather pecking, is a common behaviour observed in chickens that can be concerning for poultry keepers. This behaviour involves chickens pecking and damaging the feathers of themselves or other flock members. Feather picking can result...

Dogs and Chickens: Creating a Harmonious Coexistence

For many backyard chicken keepers, the idea of keeping both dogs and chickens can seem like a challenging task. However, with proper training, supervision, and some precautionary measures, dogs and chickens can coexist harmoniously. In this post, we'll share tips on...
Chickens as pets

Chickens as pets

Chickens as Pets: Bonding and Enrichment Chickens, often synonymous with farm life, are increasingly finding their way into suburban and even urban backyards as beloved pets. While they may not purr like cats or fetch like dogs, chickens have a charm and personality...

read more
The Role of Chickens in Sustainable Living

The Role of Chickens in Sustainable Living

Embracing Chickens for a Greener Lifestyle In the quest for sustainable living, every step counts, and one such step that is gaining popularity is backyard chicken keeping. This practice goes beyond just having fresh eggs; it plays a pivotal role in creating an...

read more
How to implement the deep litter method

How to implement the deep litter method

If you’re not familiar with it, the deep litter method is a brilliant old-timers method to manage your coop litter through the winter. By adding subsequent layers of litter, and turning the layers frequently, you’re allowing biological microbes to break down the...

read more
Eyeworm in chickens

Eyeworm in chickens

Eye worm, also known as Oxyspirura mansoni, are nematode parasites that primarily infect the eyes of birds, including chickens. These tiny worms, measuring around 1 to 2 centimetres in length, reside in the tear ducts and surrounding tissues, causing discomfort and...

read more