Keeping a few chickens in the back garden has always been popular. In the last few years, poultry keeping has enjoyed massive growth, especially since the Channel 4 TV programmes and Jamie Oliver’s campaign. You can even buy Chicken coops in some of the DIY sheds!
These days many of us are getting sick to death of mass produced tasteless supermarket food. What better than to nip into the back garden to get your fresh eggs for breakfast? Knowing the hens have been well kept, fed and loved.
This site is aimed at beginners to the hobby. Here you will find everything you need to know to get started keeping chickens! Can I keep chickens? What do I keep them in? How many? What do they eat? How do I pick up a chicken? How many eggs will they lay?
- Start off by finding out what you need to buy to keep chickens. We have chicken coops for
sale and Amazon links for other chicken keeping products and a map showing lots of local suppliers
- Find out about some common breeds like Rhode Island Red, Sussex Light and Bovans Nera and tips on how and what to look for and what to do when you buy your first hens
- We also have further advice pages and health tips
Start your journey to keeping chickens – Can I keep chickens in my garden?
www.chickencoopsdirect.com is also worth a look!