Moulting… aka getting oven ready

Late summer, early autumn sees the onset of the annual moult for chickens. If you are a first time keeper this can appear rather alarming when first encountered especially in some breeds who seem to literally drop all their feathers overnight. This dramatic transformation into an oven ready bird can send the uninitiated keeper into …

Can you sell surplus eggs? A common question

Keeping a few hens in the back garden is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing ‘hobbies’ in the country. More and more people are looking to this character filled creature not only as a pet or pleasant addition to the garden but also as a source of home grown food in the form of …