Some handy tips and good ideas.

Making A Supplement More Appetizing


Louise : Here is a quick tip I thought might help someone else. I wanted to give my chickens a ‘tasty’ herbal supplement – unfortunately their view of tasty was not the same as the

Making A Supplement More Appetizing2017-11-18T23:53:24+00:00

Anyone For Chicken Sexing?


George Anderson : We all have wobbly bits. Clear differences between our wobbly bits make it easy - for those interested in that sort of thing - to tell man from woman. This is not

Anyone For Chicken Sexing?2017-10-08T17:49:32+00:00

Ways To Stop Hens From Eating Their Eggs


Joan : hello, thank you for all your newsletters. I have four two year old chickens in the last few weeks they have consistently eaten eggs as soon as they lay. I have put

Ways To Stop Hens From Eating Their Eggs2017-07-15T01:08:51+00:00

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs


By Christina Raving It never fails. A person is new to keeping backyard chickens with their daily laid eggs. They love hard boiled eggs, and just know that the freshest eggs will taste so much

Peeling Hard Boiled Eggs2017-06-14T10:56:38+00:00

Chicken Diet Supplements


Rin : Happy healthy chickens! We treat our girls and two boys (who've lived together since they were chicks - they don't fight each other and actually are quite close ❤️) to diet supplements of

Chicken Diet Supplements2017-06-13T13:16:25+00:00

Do Chickens Need Fresh Water Every Day


Linda : Is it imperative for chickens to have clear fresh water every day or can they get sick from it not being changed? In the winter time we set a heated dog water dish

Do Chickens Need Fresh Water Every Day2017-05-14T19:38:35+00:00

Hard To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs? – Steam Them


Allison : Hi Gina. Being new to keeping chickens I have a lot to learn. I have had two girls for around six weeks now, both are laying, one starting a week after the other.

Hard To Peel Hard Boiled Eggs? – Steam Them2017-06-13T18:52:56+00:00

Fred’s Varmint Trap – How To Make A Live Trap


After the above photo of Freds varmint trap appeared in last months keeping chickens newsletter I received several requests for building instructions which Fred has very kindly given (download below). To download, point your

Fred’s Varmint Trap – How To Make A Live Trap2017-03-15T23:03:32+00:00

Telling the sex of chickens


Mart : Just want to share what I heard from two different sources on telling the sex of chickens. The picking a chick up by the scruff of its neck between two fingers was

Telling the sex of chickens2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00

Method for Sexing Chicks


Ann : I enjoy reading your newsletter. I'm new at raising chicken, although my mother had chickens when I was a child. I have three buff orpingtons and two black sex-links. I decided I wanted

Method for Sexing Chicks2017-04-02T23:43:14+00:00