Alice: I have had chickens for the last 5 yrs, but grew up with chickens and animals at home. I have 12 chickens and 3 ducks. They are a brilliant way to help combat depression and generally make you laugh, with their antics and silliness. I love all my girls and my boy George, so called when he was younger all the girls used to run away from him! My children think that my girls get more spoiled than them.
This year I have had an increasing problem with rats pinching my chook’s food and we had a few bites to legs to have to deal with. I recently found this new chicken feeder called the Roamwild PestOff Chicken Feeder Kit – since using these feeders (I have 3!) not only have I not had rats, my birds are happier.
We don’t need to put traps or poison down which is great considering I live in an area with lots of cats and wouldn’t want any of them getting ill or worse! and my husband is very grateful he doesn’t have to sit up on rat patrol anymore! If it is raining the chicken feeder keeps it nice and dry and I have found that I waste so much less food. Also the 3 ducks can use them just as easily too. I hope you enjoy my pictures of my chooks, I have told them all about why I was taking their pictures, and they clucked in response! Alice, Maidstone, Kent, UK