Introduction

Keeping Chickens The Benefits Keeping chickens is rewarding in so many ways. With healthy, well feed chickens come the supply of fresh delicious egg...

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Housing

A chook house should provide chickens with a place to sleep and a place to lay eggs. It should offer protection from the elements, predators and vermin.

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Feeding

Feeding your chickens quality feed is the way to achieve healthy, happy, productive hens. What you put in is what you get out!

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Health

Feeding your chickens quality feed is the way to achieve healthy, happy, productive hens. What you put in is what you get out!

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Pecking Order

It is very important when keeping poultry to be aware of how the pecking order works within a flock. Best to purchase all from the same breeder....

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Broodiness

It is perfectly natural for heritage hens to go broody. It is in their genes! The heavy breeds are more inclined to do so than the light breeds.

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Hatching Eggs

Buying in hatching eggs (fertile eggs) is the most economical way of starting or adding to your existing flock. 

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Raising Chicks

Chicks can either be hatched from eggs in an incubator or under a broody hen or purchased as day olds from a breeder.

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Meat Birds

We have been growing on our heavy breed cockerels for some time now and processing them for the table. They make an excellent table bird.

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