Poultry Articles

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Do check out the Keeping Chickens the Old Way section – as well as those Victorian and Edwardian poultry articles being of historical interest, the illustrations are stunning. Some are works of art that would look well in a frame on the wall.

Keeping Chickens

Keeping Chickens

Ever fancied keeping chickens in the garden or or on the allotment, but been worried about cost and how to set up houses and runs? If so these pages are here to help! With guides on how to incubate and hatch your own flock, choosing point-of-lay (POL)...
Includes: 49 Pages
Keeping Bantams

Keeping Bantams

If you have a small back garden or fancy trying a different kind of poultry, then Bantams can be an interesting option. Bantams are smaller birds than the large fowl. Some are naturally occurring bantams, such as Pekins and Sebrights, for which there...
Includes: 3 Pages
Keeping Ducks

Keeping Ducks

Ducks are a joy to keep in the back garden, on the allotment, or on a smallholding. They have a lot of character and don't need as much water or space as many think. Certain breeds, such as runner ducks, are content with a small pond or paddling pool,...
Includes: 7 Pages
Keeping Geese

Keeping Geese

When many people start keeping poultry they do so with either chickens or ducks. Geese tend to be an animal that people are nervous of keeping, especially to start with. This is in part due to the perception they can be a very aggressive animal. Thankfully...
Includes: 5 Pages
Keeping Quail

Keeping Quail

If you are limited on space, or fancy branching out into new poultry, then Quail are a good choice. Small and easy to care for, they lay delicious small eggs, and are also very easy to breed. We've guides on which breeds to pick, quail health, incubation,...
Includes: 6 Pages
Keeping Turkeys

Keeping Turkeys

Raising turkeys in the back garden is again gaining popularity whether for a Christmas dinner or to keep as pets. In fact, more than a few "Christmas dinners" have ended up as family pets come Boxing Day. Turkeys are relatively easy to raise in the...
Includes: 9 Pages
Keeping Guinea Fowl

Keeping Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl are a more unusual type of poultry to keep in the garden. They certainly have their benefits though. They make for great "guard dogs" alerting their owners if there are any predators in the vicinity. Their eggs are as tasty as both chickens...
Includes: 2 Pages
Poultry Illnesses & Ailments

Poultry Illnesses & Ailments

When you start keeping poultry you need to anticipate that there will be periods of with poultry illnesses or accidents may occur. Whether it be a lethargic hen or a limping duck, it is a good idea to know what you can do at home and when a vet is needed. These...
Includes: 7 Pages
All About Eggs

All About Eggs

One of the main reasons people choose to keep back garden chickens is for fresh eggs. They do also make great pets and you could also raise them for meat, but the majority start wanting a fresh egg in the morning. These articles cover all you need...
Includes: 15 Pages
Keeping Chickens the Old Way

Keeping Chickens the Old Way

I must admit to loving old books, especially those from the Victorian era. The illustrations in these books from the past on keeping chickens and other poultry are beautiful and evocative. The way of writing transports you back to another world. I'm not...
Includes: 96 Pages
Organic Poultry - Keeping Chickens and Other Poultry Organically

Organic Poultry - Keeping Chickens and Other Poultry Organically

With the rise in interest - and caution - in chemical use in both agriculture and livestock farming, many are choosing to raise their own and to do so to organic standards. The following articles should help guide you as to the standards required for...
Includes: 4 Pages
Free Range Poultry - How to Keep Free Range Poultry

Free Range Poultry - How to Keep Free Range Poultry

The benefit of keeping hens or other poultry in the garden is being able to keep them free-ranging. Sometimes though, whilst free ranging, you need to add in some protections with fencing. Whether that be to protect your prize flower beds or to...
Includes: 7 Pages
Protecting Your Flock - Predator Protection

Protecting Your Flock - Predator Protection

When keeping Poultry one of the things you must consider is how to keep them safe. You should always assume there are predators in the area, even if your haven't seen any around. Whether it be the common fox, mink, or even predators of the two-legged...
Includes: 7 Pages
Aggression in Poultry - Chickens, Ducks & Other Species

Aggression in Poultry - Chickens, Ducks & Other Species

When you keep poultry one of the things you may come across is aggression within your flock. Whether that be an overly amorous drake or the pecking order of your hens changes. It is important to deal with aggression fast. This is both for the protection...
Includes: 4 Pages

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