Welcome to my Poultry & Chicken Keeping Blog
This is a a bit of a mixture of diary and articles about poultry keeping we hope you find interesting. Unusually for a blog, some is written by John Harrison and some pieces from his daughter Cara Martin.
We , John & Val Harrison, live in Snowdonia, North Wales on a smallholding. Cara, her husband and son live nearby in a village.
Prior to joining us in Wales, Cara lived near Leeds where she kept chickens, ducks and quail in a small back garden.
The ducks and chickens were kept in fenced off runs with the quail in an aviary on the patio. I made a few videos in the backgarden there.
It isn’t only people with acres of land that can have their own small flock of happy and healthy birds. Whether you have a small city or suburban garden, an allotment, or a larger garden or smallholding – you can keep a flock of hens for fresh eggs in the morning.
We’re not trained experts but we’ve picked up a lot of information and experience over the years. We try to share this with you through this website and blog.
We also write a monthly newsletter so any questions please feel free to contact me with them and we will answer them in the newsletter or on here so that your questions can also help other poultry keepers.
You can keep poultry in town or country
We’ve kept hens in a small urban space, and now on a larger smallholding. Both present their own challenges, but no matter how much land you have there is usually a way to keep back-garden poultry happy and healthy.
More Help on Keeping Poultry
An email from a reader about an article on the web site raises some ethical points about how we handle controlling vermin like rats. I’d be really interested in hearing what others think on this topic in the comments below.…