A Tip To Stop Poultry Tipping Up Their Feeders

I have received a chicken feeder tip from Anthony Marriott from Marriotts Smallholding to help stop your poultry from tipping up their feeder. Anthony says, “We have found that chickens like to scratch their feeders as much as the grass etc. To solve this problem just get a couple of galvanised tent pegs and push … Read more A Tip To Stop Poultry Tipping Up Their Feeders

Worming Chickens Guest Article By Tim At Poultrykeeper

Worming Chickens By Tim Daniels of poultrykeeper.com This article shares some of my personal experiences and routines with worming my chickens. Chickens, waterfowl and other poultry require regular worming to prevent health problems, yet it is surprising how many people don’t do this on a regular basis. If you are keeping chickens on the same … Read more Worming Chickens Guest Article By Tim At Poultrykeeper

Freedom Food Chicken Sales On The Up

I received an email yesterday on behalf of the RSPCA to thank me for writing about the Quash the Squash campaign last year (and BBQ Source, and People’s Choice!). They wanted to let me know that thanks to coverage like mine, and despite the recession, people are choosing to buy more RSPCA Freedom Food labelled … Read more Freedom Food Chicken Sales On The Up

What Is Your Favourite Chicken Breed?

What is your favourite chicken breed? Chickens and hens are kept for many reasons: They lay eggs. Provide meat. As pets. For company. Their plummage. Their disposition and character. My favourite breed is the leghorn as I kept a white leghorn for 5 years. She was called Hatty and she had a brilliant personality. She … Read more What Is Your Favourite Chicken Breed?

Which Chicken Breeds For Meat

I was asked today which chicken breeds are kept for meat. My father-in-law suggested Cobs where the fastest growing chickens for their meat. The more traditional breeds he suggested included: Light Sussex Rhode Island Red Buff Orpingtons Chickens are bred for different purposes. Some are breed solely for their meat, others their egg production and … Read more Which Chicken Breeds For Meat

Keeping Chickens – Guest Article By Tim Daniels @ Poultrykeeper.com

Keeping a few hens in the back yard is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the UK and it’s no surprise because it is incredibly straightforward.  If you keep hens without a cockerel, they make very little noise and shouldn’t be any trouble with the neighbours. A supply of fresh eggs is always welcome … Read more Keeping Chickens – Guest Article By Tim Daniels @ Poultrykeeper.com

RSPCA Campaign – Quash The Squash

I received an email on behalf of the RSPCA about raising awareness of an urgent campaign to protect the welfare of UK meat chickens. Right now, the government is considering new EU legislation that may increase the number of chickens allowed in rearing sheds. Even at current minimum standards, each bird is given less space than … Read more RSPCA Campaign – Quash The Squash