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What to do with hens in hot weather – summer hens

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Hens in hot weather can be a strange bunch. For a start they eat less and drink more – a bit like us really. And of course you would expect that. As you can imagine, a ball of muscle and guts surrounded by feathers would get very hot indeed. They... more

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Questions on keeping hens

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Here are some of the questions we have had over the years about keeping hens in a garden. Personally I simply do not understand how people have become so detached from the animal world, causing them to think chicken keeping is somehow strange and difficult. But here are the... more

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Handling hens

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Regular handling of your hens is an important part of their regime of care. This way you can clip wings, administer all kinds of treatments, such as flea and mite powder and generally clean them up. more

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Preparing for chicks – notes

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Preparing for chicks There has been some talk on the internet, people looking for broody hens to hatch eggs. So here are some notes of things to think about. • A broody hen will generally look after chicks when born. • She will not be able to protect the chicks... more

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