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Tips & tricks to help you with your journey keeping backyard chickens.

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How to keep your chickens warm in winter

How to keep your chickens warm in winter

Winter is a tough time for your chooks. It’s now time to start preparing your flock for the cold blustery weather. They're often not able to forage in the same way they do at other times of the year, so the usual high protein bugs, worms, and frogs don't form part of...

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How to feed chickens

How to feed chickens

Feeding your chickens a complete and balanced diet is essential to making sure they stay happy and healthy. Chickens are omnivores and will eat (or try to eat) just about anything they can get their beaks on. When free-ranging, chickens will find a smorgasbord of...

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Going on holiday? What about your chickens?

Going on holiday? What about your chickens?

Let's face it, this year (Covid) has meant holidays are few and far between. But, it's coming up Christmas, so hopefully, you will be having a break. Whether you're taking a short time away from your flock or a couple of weeks, with a little careful planning there are...

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How to save money on chicken feed

How to save money on chicken feed

Backyard chickens need access to a balanced layer feed to ensure their good health and delicious, nutritious eggs. But there are ways to save money on chicken feed without compromising your flock's health. 1. Free range Probably the easiest (and least expensive) way...

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How to sex chickens

How to sex chickens

Whether you’ve hatched them yourself or acquired them from a breeder, your new chicks are sure to enrich your life. But how can you tell the gender of your new birds? Under normal conditions, a group of chicks generally hatch with 50-55 percent males and 50-45 percent...

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Why do chickens need sunlight?

Why do chickens need sunlight?

Chickens get very uncomfortable in warm and hot weather, however they do need some sunlight to survive. Just like humans, chickens need sunshine too. The UV rays from the sun provide essential Vitamin D to both people and pets. Vitamin D is essential for backyard...

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