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How to blow-dry a chicken

How to blow-dry a chicken

Ever tried to blow-dry a chicken? Nope, nor me. But that would never discourage my wife Linda if she thinks it’s going to help...
The moult: why is my chicken losing her feathers?

The moult: why is my chicken losing her feathers?

Moulting is the natural loss and replacement of feathers which happens in early winter, usually taking 4-6 weeks.
Store eggs for months at a time

Store eggs for months at a time

How to store eggs from your own flock successfully for months at a time.
Buying or building a chicken house

Buying or building a chicken house

Basic ready-made chicken houses are inexpensive, but it's not difficult to make your own.
How to store eggs: fresh home-laid and shop-bought eggs

How to store eggs: fresh home-laid and shop-bought eggs

Home-produced eggs last longer than shop-bought ones because they have not been washed.
Chicken feed

Chicken feed

Choosing the right chicken feed is vitally important to the birds' health, as well as to the quality of their eggs
Chickens: equipment

Chickens: equipment

Chickens need very little apart from housing, food and water, but a few pieces of equipment will make your own life much easier.
Using a chicken tractor or ark

Using a chicken tractor or ark

Using a chicken tractor or ark is sometimes recommended for clearing ground. But do they actually work?
Chickens: problems and predators

Chickens: problems and predators

Bullying, rats, parasites, predators, diseases... who'd be a chicken? Thankfully, all you need is experience and a little know-how.
What’s wrong with my sick chicken?

What’s wrong with my sick chicken?

A list of symptoms that merit quarantining a sick chicken, and chicken disease resources for identifying what's wrong.
Keeping chickens – introduction

Keeping chickens – introduction

Introducing chickens - your own eggs, so full of flavour neighbours will be queuing up for them.
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