Prepare yourself for a feast of enterprise !!!!! Firstly I should say my Chicken Coop set up is at the far end of the Garden on wasteland which I’m allowed to use by my Landlord, it is not seen by anyone else other than myself and anyone who wishes to do so! Hence it […]
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 […]
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…..
I’m sure that many Website Owners who feature Keeping Chickens will confirm that from May onwards 2012 was a bad year for Visitors to their pages.
The main reason for this I’m sure was the weather when from May onwards we had the worse Summer for rain since records began.
After all, who could really blame some
There are two kinds of Rats in this country; the rats who rampage around houses, live in Parks and generally run riot where there’s any Chicken or Bird Feed around and the domestic Rat, a furry brainy Pet who will devote himself or herself to you.
It’s when you get the cross over which this short[..]
Emotions run high as Nettle Cottage becomes no more
It seems hardly a day goes by down the Lane when something of International importance isn’t taking place. Today was no exception
For eight proud years, Nettle Cottage, built from a three sided Shed, had stood with dignity against the backdrop of Nettles and two Compost heaps. But […]
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 […]
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”.