The A- Z of Chickens

A is for araucana, a breed of chicken from South America which lays blue/green eggs and has a beard under its chin. B is for broody, when a hen gets the unwavering urge to hatch eggs. C is for coop. All hens need somewhere to live. D is for development. Chicks grow at an alarming … [Read more…]

A Guide To Keeping Chicken Part 3-Choosing Your Hens

The next in my series on chicken keeping is choosing the right hens for you. I am afraid choosing chickens is like choosing everything else. It is all down to personal preference and what you want them for. I would sit down and ask yourself this before you read on. If you just want to … [Read more…]