3 ways to tell if your pullets are laying eggs

Spring is fast approaching and you may be wondering if your pullets you hatched or purchased last year are beginning to lay or even have started laying their first eggs. The face features become darker This is the most obvious sign of a pullet coming in to lay or laying. Usually cockerels at six weeks …

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January update 2018

Winter slowly winds down into spring but still there is no sign of yellow daffodils or the humming of bees but snuggled away in the playhouse coop sits gremlin as she lays her first egg! During this month she's laid roughly 12 eggs but unlike a usual silkie she's not broody yet but I'm secretly …

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Lighting your chicken coop

Eggs may decrease during winter this maybe because they are moulting or because their hormones are naturally stopping them from laying throughout winter. Hens need daylight to produce lots of eggs because the light simulates their endocrine which gets all their glands working inside their ovaries but a young flock of birds can easily lay …

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My chickens diet

The first thing every chicken keeper wants to know is what they can or can't eat after all the key to success is through their diet. Chickens aren't stupid and generally (especially free range) chickens can tell what what is bad for or poisonous. But here are some main features of my chickens diet: Layers …

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The perfect chicken house

It's the key to success in poultry alongside good husbandry the coop to house your chickens is likely where they will spend most of their time in and a badly built coop is a recipe for disaster. So what makes a good coop here are some key point I will go over Space The soft …

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