Surviving summer with chickens

As the temperatures rise it's important to make sure your chickens remain cool and healthy. Once the temperatures rise so can the amount of illnesses, problems and deaths in your flock so it's important they are able to beat the heat. How do chickens keep cool?To learn how we can keep our flock safe in …

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3 summer treats to feed your flock when it’s hotter

It gets hot and your chickens natural coping system tells them to eat less. If they take on calories they have to burn them and so forth create heat, and a hot chicken in the summer heat isn't going to end well. However there's some treats that will in fact help them on the hot …

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Can Bantams and largefowl be kept together?

Although it varies from flock to flock the short answer is yes; bantams, even true bantams and largefowl can be kept together. First of all for those that don't know bantams are a size variation of chickens that are smaller than a largefowl counterpart. For instance light sussex come in both small/bantam and large/largefowl sizes …

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Installing the omlet feeders

Today I decided to put the omlet feeders to good use. I got them for Christmas in the year 2016 but haven't used them along with other bits and pieces of the cube run since we modified it for Lyra when she went broody. Lyra brooding her chicks in the eglu go with a modified …

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Making mince pies for … Chickens?

   usually it's the time when chidlren are cooking up mince pies for Santa and carrots for his deer but during all these festivities your chickens can feel left out so here's a quick, easy recipe that requires no cooking. All you need is: Ingredients  Bread Garlic  powder Dried (or fresh) Herbs Layers mash  Cereals such …

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I’m back! And with gift ideas!

finally I'm back on WordPress after my iPad practically broke I wasn't able to accsess WordPress anyway I remembered my password out of the blue and have a managed to log in so here's a blog post just in time before Christmas!                            …

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Integrating new flock members.

Chicken math hits you again, you've got a flock who get on as happy as Larry and now all hell breaks loose because you've added new members. The thought of sharing the coop with the newbies leaves your hens distraught. They have no other choice but to attack so here's 6 steps to help your …

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