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emma's flock x 
Hi I started keeping chickens on the 15th of may this year. I would highly recomend the hobby to anyone who would let me babble on!! Currently I own three …

Muriel The Wild Chicken 
About 2 years ago I looked out the kitchen window to see a chicken. We didn't keep chickens so I went outside to investigate. The chicken flew over our …

Duchess has turned into a Duke!! 
In December 2009 we rescued two ex-battery hens Queenie and Duchess and have spent many happy times with them and also enjoyed their lovely eggs,Duchess …

Chicken App 
We are keen Chicken Keepers here in Potters Bar, Herts as Chickens proved ideal pets for our son who has an allergy to pet hair - feathers are fine. …

paxo and bisto 
Last year we got two chickens at our school, we cornered off a section of our school field for them to live in, every day a group of us get picked to feed …

First time chicken keeper  
I am a first time chicken keeper and I am only on the start of it. I want to keep all rare varieties and bring them back to being common as I can. My chickens …

Norfolk black turkeys 
For many years I have kept poultry ,chickens, bantams,ducks, geese, quail, partridge and pheasants and for the past three years mainly turkeys in particular …

Chicken Licken - the lost chicken who became mother hen.  
It was my daughter's birthday-and what did she want-a chicken. Well we never bought he one-but lo and behold fate took a turn. On her way to collecting …

Thunder The Fox Destroyer! 
About six Years ago,I won a egg incubator in a raffle.My husband and I and the kids had a trio of leghorns,which would roam about the garden,the cockeral …

What will a dozen eggs buy? 
Several years ago we had a pretty good egg business going; we sold between ten and twenty dozen per week. In addition I maintained a lengthy waiting list. …

Mink Attack on Chickens 
Reports of fox attacks are increasing, but a recent predator attack on chickens by mink caught my attention. Sally had six hens and after receiving a visit …

Mia's Chicken Story 
My Daddy and I have four chickens, and I help Daddy to look after them when I go to stay at my Daddy's house. We feed them layers pellets and give them …

Can Hen (Houses) Fly? 
I have always wanted to keep chickens as I have been obsessed with the thought of happily skipping along the path to collect lovely warm golden eggs every …

WARTIME CHICKEN 
I was born in 1938 and thoughout the war and afterwards we kept chickens. Chicken was looked on as a luxury food then that you only had at Christmas and …

Katie's Poor Chickens 
When she was 16, my daughter desperately wanted some chickens. Coming from a farming backgground and having previously had hens, we have a henhouse and …

unexpected chickens 
We hadn't planned on getting chickens, our hearts were set on ducks. But one day, a chicken came to us... I'd heard some distress sounds across the …

Next Door's Chickens 
My next door neighbours told us about 6 years ago they were going to keep a couple of chickens at the bottom of their garden - which is next to our garden …

JenniferEckles 
I remember when I was a little girl and as a family we got given some chickens! Imagine my excitement as a out doorsey little four year old. Dad made …

Black Rocks and friends... 
In the past I have kept a variety of hens, but my personal favourite are the Black Rock breed. As they name implies they are black feathered, and they …

Little Hen Rescue 
Two years ago I decided to re-home 4 rescued battery hens. That was the start of an epic adventure into the hen-keeping world. Since then I have fostered …

Rosie's Story 
Last Easter we decided to move away from traditional chocolate eggs and try looking after chickens.. so here they are in all their glory. Happy Chicks …

Frost's Farm 
Some four years ago, I decided it would be really good to have a few chickens roaming around, free range chickens of course. I understood that would be …

Mullberry mill stud 
Mullberry mill stud is a smallholding in the heart of the Suffolk countryside run by myself and Steve. With both of us having a life-long love of animals …

Keeping Chickens Can Change Your Life by Alan Herbert 
I have been reading some of the stories here and I always love to hear about how people ended up keeping chickens. I often wonder if they have any idea …

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Jessies Hens Cambridgeshire 
My name is Tom, myself and my family run Jessie's hens in Fen Ditton On the edge of Cambridge, we do not consider ourselves to be a business, because unlike …

goldbarsenior 
As I live in a flat it is impossible to keep poultry, but as a child I grew up on a farm. I used to enjoy curling up in one of the chicken coops and falling …

I WISH I WAS A CHICKEN Not rated yet
When I was a wee boy I use to go to the Isle of Harris for my summer holidays. I'd stay on the croft with my grandparents. Sundays were a difficult time …

The amazing rooster! Not rated yet
I had two amazing bantam orpingtons- Queenie and Elspeth. Elspeth heard me say "I love you" to her so many times that she'd reply "cluck, cluck, cluck!" …

A Peck In the Eye Not rated yet
Sitting in front of a log fire with my writst in plaster after falling on the ice last winter, I let my hens into the sitting room for a treat. My hen …

Why Me. Not rated yet
Our farm kitchen was used to being an unscheduled stopping place for non-paying guests. These varied from an injured feral kitten, a stray, wet collie …

Good clean living Not rated yet
You never know really where your eggs come from in the shops which is why I took it upon myself to get hens in my garden. Every morning I wake up to a …

Eikenburger bantam Not rated yet
Eikenburger bantams look like white Sebrigts and are a rare breed. I got me some white Eikenburgers from a friendly vetenary living in Terneuzen. Quite …

the silly silkie Not rated yet
We have only one silkie in our flock of 8 hens and like most silkies she is broody. Unlike most, she seems to think of the most stupid places to set up …

raggy annie Not rated yet
I got a lame chicken when i went to buy 4 west sussex/rhode island chickens for myself,raggy is a light sussex and she came limping out the pen and was …

Keeping chickens is a new way of life Not rated yet
As prices started to go up me and my family realised buying food from supermarkets was just getting so expensive. So after encouragment from our farmer …

ex bats meet the cats Not rated yet
We saw a few articles about keeping chickens and decided we'd give it a go. We decided to go for ex bats - to get even more of that "good feeling". …

Alisons Poultry Not rated yet
I started keeping chickens when I was very young after my Nan brought me two black rock pullets. These hens proved to be good layers and hardy during the …

Father&Son Chickens Not rated yet
My fiancee and I purchased some chickens from BHWT (they take battery chickens before they are about to be slaughtered and sell them to public at a very …

Eggscellant hobby Not rated yet
We attended the Ideal Home Show as we do every year on the look out for new products and ideas. We stumbled across an "omlet" display stand. We browsed …

Body Building Chicks Not rated yet
A friend of mine had a few chickens that weren't laying as often as she wanted. One day she thought of putting some of her sons body building protein mix …

lizzie901 Not rated yet
One lunchtime I was walking across the garden on my way to feed the chickens having a somewhat one sided conversation with them (as I normally do), after …

kathcake Not rated yet
I've always loved animals and nature so one day I decided to bite the bullet and get my first hen. It was a bit of a strange experience as I didn't really …

grandpas chooks Not rated yet
My grandfather was something of a rogue, but he could often be found of a morning snoozing on the porch with a chicken under one arm for warmth and a dog …

Batty ex-bats Not rated yet
We rehomed some ex-bat hens. They arrived looking shell shocked and just stood around on the lawn, not knowing what to do. Within a very short period …

Passionate about Poultry Not rated yet
Norfolk Poultry Supplies was set up as a result of a real passion for poultry! Growing up on the family farm I have always been involved with poultry and …

Raising Chickens at Home Not rated yet
Raising chickens in a poultry farm or at home as free range chicken is a very popular and gainful occupation in our part of the country. My mother was …

Tillet Poultry Houses Not rated yet
This is me and my hand-made timber poultry house made from redwood shiplap boarding. There's a lift-up roof section (also made from timber - NB felt roofs …

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