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All you need to know about chicken keeping and more.

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A chook house should provide chickens with a place to sleep and a place to lay eggs. It should offer protection from the elements, predators and vermin.

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Feeding your chickens quality feed is the best way to achieve healthy, happy, productive hens

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Tania

Having good poultry housekeeping and management of your flock can go a long way to avoiding a lot of common problems.

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Janet

It is very important when keeping poultry to be aware of how the pecking order works within a flock.

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It is perfectly natural for heritage hens to go broody.

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Buying in hatching eggs (fertile eggs) is the most economical way of starting or adding to your existing flock.

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Chicks can either be hatched out  in an incubator or under a broody hen or purchased as day olds from a breeder. Chicks should be kept indoors in a heated brooder until they have their feathers, about 4-8 weeks depending on weather conditions.

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We have been growing on our heavy breed cockerels for some time now and processing them for the table.

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This classic breed is a brilliant all-rounder: great layer, excellent table bird (cockerels) with striking looks and friendly temperament.

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The buffs look equally as elegant as the lights and are as well marked in their gold attire

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The ever popular plymouth rock with its big personality and docile friendly temperament is another firm favourite.

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Their gorgeous, deep, mahogany red colouring together with their amiable nature make them a great backyard choice.

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Their looks, character and distinctive white, elongated eggs make them a delight to have foraging in our backyard.

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If you are after lovely brown eggs then this attractive Dutch breed will lay them for you.

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We love our wyandotte ladies. Classy young girls looking racy and sleek before they mature out to be curvaceous laced hens of standing and character.

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We love our gentle giants.

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This wonderful breed is a delight to behold; with their classic face muffling, feathered legs, gentle natures and big personalities.

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The leghorn girls are slender, athletic ladies, sprightly in nature and keen to explore.

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Our gorgeous polka dot hamburgh girls!

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These little ladies have big personality, striking plumage and are prolific layers.

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Aloof ladies in their honey coloured attire.

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The perfect feathered family pet.

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Natalie

Our white silkie girls are a comical delight with their boffie hair doos and matching fluffy jump suits!

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This Chilian breed is unusual not only in looks but also lays bluey-green coloured eggs.

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The golden pheasant is one of the most popular of all pheasant species kept in captivity.

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The golden pheasant is one of the most popular of all pheasant species kept in captivity.

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These stunning birds originate from south western China and northern Burma.

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The silver pheasant is a species of pheasant inhabiting the forests of mainland Southeast Asia and eastern and southern china.

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Know as the common pheasant, the ringneck pheasant is the striking bird we see out in the paddocks or on the roadside.

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Peafowl have been kept in captivity for many centuries and have been recorded in ancient Egyptian, Roman and Greek history.

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The white peacock makes an impressive show displaying to the peahens

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They love to sunbathe in the midday sun snoozing with a wing fanned out only moving an eye to see what we are doing!

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These silly clowns are comical to watch with their 'one brain many bodies' mentality!

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Our muscovy patrol are the best bug control you could ask for!

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Picture perfect plumage and characters to match.

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It is the most popular commercial duck breed in the United States

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Everything about rabbit keeping

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Fionna

Rabbits come in all shapes and sizes so choosing the right breed is important.

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Look for easy care housing with a dry, draught free house and plenty of hop room.

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Fionna
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