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How to look after a broody hen

How to look after a broody hen

When Spring is in full swing, your hens’ egg production has picked up, their appetites are good, and the sun is shining, you may notice a few hens going broody. Broodiness is triggered by hormones, daylight, and the availability of eggs to sit on.  When a hen is...
Beginners guide to keeping chickens

Beginners guide to keeping chickens

Getting started with a small flock of chickens is a wonderful adventure and a lot of fun. However, there are a few things to consider before you begin. Why are you raising them? – Eggs, meat or pleasure?Where are you going to put them?Who will take care of them...
Which chickens lay coloured eggs?

Which chickens lay coloured eggs?

Have you seen blue, green, pink or chocolate coloured eggs? Which chickens lay coloured eggs? Each chicken breed has specific genes which affect their eggshell colour.  Some say a hen’s earlobe colour may be a clue as to the colour of egg that she will lay. Hens...