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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?
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
How to store eggs from your own flock successfully for months at a time.
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
Home-produced eggs last longer than shop-bought ones because they have not been washed.
Choosing the right chicken feed is vitally important to the birds' health, as well as to the quality of their eggs
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 is sometimes recommended for clearing ground. But do they actually work?
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?
A list of symptoms that merit quarantining a sick chicken, and chicken disease resources for identifying what's wrong.
Keeping chickens – introduction
Introducing chickens - your own eggs, so full of flavour neighbours will be queuing up for them.
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