Chickens communicate with more than 24 vocalisations, each with a distinct meaning, including warning their friends about different types of predators or letting their mothers know whether they’re comfortable.
In this section you’ll find out all you need to know about keeping healthy chickens. If you’re starting out or have been keeping hens for a while this section will be of use to you as it contains tips and advice on many things which I’ve struggled to find easily on many other sites.
Give your chicken an occasional check over to make sure they are healthy. It’s good practice as it enables you to identify any potential illness early on and treat it in good time.
This site has been designed to offer tips, advice and a guide to keeping hens. When I started out on the daunting task of preparing for life as a hen keeper (for eggs and as pets) I struggled to find information on the web and often found myself submitting questions on hen keeping to numerous forums. I am in no way an expert but I want to offer nuggets of advice which I have picked up along the way on areas which I have experienced and had to deal with. Hopefully you'll find this of some use.
With the recent recession affecting a lot of people, self-sufficiency is becoming more of a popular thing and keeping chickens can offer a valuable source of food and nutrition whether its from the eggs they produce or the chicken themselves.