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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...

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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.

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Store eggs for months at a time

How to store eggs from your own flock successfully for months at a time.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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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