title>Clucks and Chooks: Guide to keeping Chickens | Keeping Hens UK | Chickens as Pets | Hen keeping
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.
Preparation for Beginners
When I first made the decision to keep hens, I realised that there’s a fair amount of preparation required and I know for some beginners, it’s difficult knowing where to start.
Choosing your Chickens
It can be difficult sourcing chooks but they can be bought from breeders, local keepers and farms. You need to know what to look for when choosing a chicken.
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.