Don’t be afraid to ask the most basic questions – all hen keepers have to start somewhere. You could say this is the nursery class!
- 12 hours, 49 minutes ago
There are scores of different breeds of chicken. Whether you go for hybrids or pure breeds, the choice is very extensive! Here’s the place to share breeds information and ask questions from those more experienced.
- 12 hours, 51 minutes ago
Housing, Runs & Equipment
There is huge choice when it comes to poultry housing and equipment, and it can be challenging to get it right. Hopefully this part of the Forum will help.
- 12 hours, 57 minutes ago
Health, Care and Welfare
If there is one chicken topic that generates more questions than anything else, this is it. Your birds are bound to get sick occasionally, and you will want expert advice. Post your queries and comments here – and ensure your birds get the best care possible.
- 12 hours, 52 minutes ago
We all want to keep our chickens safe. The reality is that they do face threats, particularly from predators such as foxes and badgers. Sometimes the threat is the two-legged variety! Exchange ideas and information here.
- 13 hours, 56 minutes ago
Chicken behaviour is amazing! Watch your birds carefully and you will begin to get a sense of the complexity of their world. Post your questions and comments here.
- 14 hours, 45 minutes ago
What could be better than giving a new lease of life to a caged bird? Thousands of hen keepers have testified to the joy of seeing ex-battery hens thrive once they gain their freedom. Swap stories and tips here!
- 14 hours, 6 minutes ago
Chickens & Gardening
Contrary to what many hen keepers think, chickens and gardening can mix. See the series Gardening with Chickens in the magazine to find out more … and post your questions and comments here.
- 15 hours, 27 minutes ago
You could write volumes about chicken breeding – and many people have! There is much to learn, from the basics of hatching an egg in an incubator to understanding poultry genetics. Get posting here.
- 13 hours, 51 minutes ago
As a hen keeper you will have discovered just how great their eggs are – it’s so satisfying to have your own supply! There are all sorts of issues around eggs – and here’s where to tell your story or find out more.
- 17 hours, 30 minutes ago
We all love those tasty eggs from our own chickens, and they are just great in a wide range of delicious dishes. Here’s a great place to swap recipes!
- 1 week ago
- Getting Started