Keeping Chickens – is it in decline?

  Up until around 2012 keeping chickens in your back garden was the height of fashion for want of a better phrase. Not a weekend went by when it wasn’t featured in a National Newspaper with well known personalities speaking about their adventure into the simple life. It was probably started by the first series […]

Spring Garden preparation with Chickens!

I’m lucky, my Chickens are in a self contained area, they have a converted Shed for their House, another converted Shed as their ‘Restaurant’ and a Pen approximately 20 feet square to muck around in.
The fencing is as secure as can be so not too much to worry about.
Needless to say the Pen area, after 14 years of keeping Chickens, is just plain…..

Credit Crunch and Chickens

There are quite a few of us who have battled away against Factory Farming Chickens, both for food and for egg production and this was really championed onwards and upwards last year by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver.
After watching their TV Programmes on the subject, hundreds of people took to keeping their own Chickens […]

Sorting the men out from the boys ?

Autumn has arrived with it’s usual shout of heavy winds and rain. All of a sudden, the warmth, the dryness and fun of Summer has gone into a distant memory.
Maybe for some, the idea of keeping Chickens in the back garden back in April and May, is starting to wane. Here are the following symptons….The Kids who enjoyed racing each other up the garden at 7am to feed the chickens are now saying “Don’t want to”, “It’s too wet”, “The chickens smell”.