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.


One of my flock of red sex link chickens.

Red sex-linked chickens and how to breed them.

Do you need to deal with broody hens or can you just leave them

Do you have to break a broody hen?

A young buff Sussex chicken foraging free range.

What to grow to help feed your chickens.

My egg flock eating windfall pears.

Can chickens eat pears?

A flock of chickens in a neighbours garden.

How to keep a neighbours chickens out of your yard or garden.

One of my Golden comet chickens.

The Golden Comet breed profile.

My flock of barnevelders eating nuts

Can chickens eat nuts? And which ones?

A chickens feet scratching in sawdust

What is wrong with my chickens feet?

Sudden death syndrome in chickens

Sudden death in chickens

3 of my copper black marans hens free ranging

Marans chickens. A complete breed guide.

A batch of fermented chicken feed, ready to use.

Fermented chicken feed. Should you and is it worth it?

Drunk chicken cartoon

Can chickens have beer, wine, spirits and alcohol?

Three of my hens eating grated carrot

Can chickens eat carrots?

My bantam barnevelders on deep litter

The deep litter method for chickens

One of my young la bresse chickens free ranging

la Bresse Gauloise chicken breed profile.

My chickens eating celery. they seem to like the crunch.

Can chickens eat celery and celeriac?

A white leghorn hen with a dirty bottom.

Why do my chickens have dirty bottoms

The five freedoms for chickens safeguard their basic rights

The five freedoms and what they mean for chicken keepers.

My egg flock getting stuck into left over apples

Can chickens eat apples

Adding new chickens to the flock can cause problems

Intergrating flocks and adding new chickens to the coop

A selection of eggs from my hens with two tiny ones.

Will my chickens eggs get bigger?

My chickens roosting in the coop at night

Why chickens stop going into the coop at night and what to do about it.

A winning silkie chicken at a poultry show.

The Silkie chicken

A 12 week old grower free ranging on grass

Cold tolerance of young chickens and growers

How you store fertile ggs for incubation is very important

Storing fertile eggs for incubation

My chickens eating mushrooms

Can chickens eat mushrooms, toadstools and funghi

A silver double laced barnevelder at a poultry show

Barnevelder chickens

How to select fertile eggs for incubation

Selecting fertile eggs for incubation

two of my cream crested legbars eating courgette

The Cream Crested Legbar breed profile.

My flock of chickens eating their way through some potatoes

Can chickens eat potato, sweet potato and yams?

Candling a chickens egg to determine fertility

Chicken fertility and reproductive problems

my chickens eating grated parsnip

Can chickens eat parsnip?

An Ancona hen in a cage at a poultry show

Ancona chicken breed profile.

2 of my flock pecking away at rutabaga or swedes

Can chickens eat rutabaga, swedes and turnips?

A chicken suffering with Newcastle disease.

Newcastle Disease in chickens

Me holding a polish hen in my hand

Polish chicken breed profile.

Some of my flock eating flowers

Can chickens eat flowers and which ones are to be avoided.

Mycoplasma gallisepticum - MG - in chickens and how to deal with it

My chickens eating yoghurt

Can chickens have yogurt and is it any good for them?