Backgarden Chickens & Poultry Diary

Welcome to my Poultry & Chicken Keeping Diary.

Perching Hen

Perching Hen

Each week I will be writing about my chickens and occasionally the escapades of the rest of the household – 4 naughty kitkats who help to make sure no mice are ever seen, and a rambunctious toddler! You can find out more about me here.

I hope to be able to share with people the joy of keeping poultry in the back garden and to show that 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 suburban garden, an allotment, or a larger garden or smallholding – you can keep a flock of hens for fresh eggs in the morning.

I’ve kept hens in a small urban space, and now on a larger smallholding. Both present their own challanges, but no matter how much land you have there is usually a way to keep back-garden poultry happy and healthy.

I’m no expert, but I have picked up a lot of information and experience over the past years and hopefully will be able to share this with you through this diary. I also write a monthly newsletter so any questions please feel free to contact  me with them and I will answer them in the newsletter or on here so that your questions can also help other poultry keepers.

Don’t forget that we’ve a lot of information to help you on the site with articles covering other poultry such as ducks, geese and quail as well as chicken keeping help.

Back Garden Hens in a Wooden Chicken Coop

The Back Garden Flock

The Back Garden Flock