Back to basics chicken keeping.

Keeping chickens can be a rewarding experience. They can provide you with fresh eggs, companionship, and entertainment.

Cluckin mad about chickens.


A silver laced wyandotte hen showing off her feather patterns

Chicken feather patterns with breed examples, pictures and video.

What to look for in breeding stock and how to choose the best birds

Selecting chickens for breeding. What to look for and some do's and don'ts.

A close up of the eye of a chicken showing the third eyelid or nictitating membrane

What is wrong with my chickens eyes? Diagnose and treat eye problems in chickens.

The chicken keepers survey

Take our poultry keepers survey. New for 2024.

Two Guinea fowl grazing free range.

The complete A to Z of what Guinea fowl can eat.

The life cycle and habits of chicken mites and how to deal with them

Chicken mites, what are they and how to deal with them. With mite FAQ'S.

Pecking order movie review, who will rule the roost

Pecking order (2017) movie review and trailer.

A laying hen's beak in close up.

What is wrong with my chicken's beak?

The girls from my egg flock settling down at bedtime.

A chicken's bedtime: What is it and why does it change?

A chick with an unhealed navel is likely to get infected with Omphalitis or mushy chick disease.

Omphalitis or mushy chick disease and how to prevent and treat it.

A bad hatch with unhatched eggs in the incubator..

Why your eggs aren't hatching and what to do about it.

My egg flock eating some pumpkin seeds.

What seeds can chickens eat? 17 seeds tested and costed.

Some of my chickens getting chopped pineapple as a treat

Can and should chickens be eating pineapple?

This cockerel is showing no signs of stress what so ever.

19 causes of stress in chickens and how to reduce it in your flock.

A flock of chickens that have been cleaning themselves very well.

How do chickens keep themselves clean?

A hen with her comb and wattles in excellent condition.

What is wrong with my chickens comb?

A mother hen with her chicks feeding on pasture

Can and should chickens eat grass and is it good for them?

Gaping and respiratory symptoms are classic infectious bronchitis.

Identification and treatment of infectious bronchitis (IB) in chickens.

My chickens in deep snow when the temperature is 10 Fahrenheit.

What makes chickens cold hardy and which breeds are best?

A stunning Serama cockerel at a poultry show.

Serama Bantams

Everything you wanted to know about Guinea fowl in a short question and answer format

Guinea fowl frequently asked questions (FAQ's). With links.

Guinea fowl at a watering hole

Guinea fowl and their care.

A selection of eggs from different poultry species all kept for their eggs

Which birds are farmed for their eggs

Chicks in a brooder with a red light and a heat lamp

Do chicks and baby chickens need a light at night?

Can you successfully incubate a craked egg like this one.

Will a cracked hatching egg survive incubation.

Broody barnevelder hens on a nest

Broody hens: 7 ways to break them, 6 ways to prevent them and can you just leave them?

Chicks are cute but get sick easily and die quickly

Whats wrong with baby chicks that are sick, unwell or dying?

A selection of chickens eggs

Do the hens mind you take their eggs?

A cuckoo Pekin Bantams perching .

Pekin Bantams.

A true bantam cockerel in a show cage

The True Bantams.

A flock of chickens being scatter fed with corn

Scatter feeding chickens

A breeding flock of barnevelder chickens eating sprouted grains

Sprouted grains for chickens with 17 types tested

2 hens fighting while a cockerel watches them

Why chickens fight and how to stop it.

A mixed age flock of chickens basking in the sunshine

How do you tell the age of chickens?

Mealworms just may well be illegal to feed to chickens

Why is it illegal to feed mealworms to chickens

A chicken with an encyclopedia

Dictionary of Poultry words and terminology (inclucing acronyms)

An incubator full of day old chicks

What percentage of chicken eggs will hatch

Defining pure or heritage breed chickens

What is a pure or heritage breed chicken

All about the complex genes of chickens

Chicken genetics, gene table and breeding

Pictures, video and measurements to show what is going on iside the egg during the 21 days of incubation

What is happening inside the egg during incubation?