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Large Chicken Coop Ark For 5 Hens

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

“If You’re Searching For A Sturdy Chicken Coop For 5 Hens & You Want Portability Then Look No Further”

The Handcrafted Chicken Ark Incorporates A Coop & Run In The Same Space.

Handcrafted hen house for 5 chickensThis has to be the best design available to house 5 chickens or 7 bantams in a portable, space efficient, affordable chicken coop. This is the larger of the 2 Handcrafted chicken coops, if you only want to house 3 chickens or 5 bantams then check out my review Chicken House For 3 Hens.

The fantastic design for this coop has taken the original British chicken tractor and made it better. Your birds can roost in the upstairs dormitory and feed, exercise and forage downstairs. (more…)

Chicken Coop Ark For Sale For 3 Hens

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

“If You’re Searching For A Solid Portable Chicken Coop To House 3 Hens… This Is It.”

The Handcrafted Chicken Ark or Chicken Tractor That Provides A Great Coop & Run Design.

Handcrafted Chicken Ark For 3 HensI love this chicken coop due to its solid design and brilliant use of space. You can join hundreds of experienced chicken keepers who are overjoyed with their Handcrafted chicken ark and you can get this chicken tractor at an extremely affordable price.

The design is based on the British Chicken Ark, but with a twist, the chicken run is under the coop and therefore offers your chooks the benefit of plenty of room for roosting and nesting (12sqft) combined with the ‘downstairs space’ (16sqft) for exercising, eating and drinking. keeping your chooks safely away from the predators searching for chickens or their eggs. (more…)

Plymouth Rock or Barred Rock Chickens

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Plymouth Rock Chickens Most Common Colour Is The Barred Rock Chicken.

Plymouth Rock Chicken Background & Appearance.

plymouth rock chicken barred varietyThe Plymouth Rock is an American breed of chicken, bred in the mid 19th century at New England. There’s a difference between the British type and the US type, as the chicken is taller and a different shape in the UK.

The breed is also known as the Barred Rock Chicken after their most common colour. Further colours have divided this breed, available colours are barred, columbian, buff columbian, partridge and blue laced. (more…)

Frizzle Chickens

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Frizzle Chickens With Their ‘Backcombed Feathers’

Frizzle Chickens Background & Appearance.

frizzle chicken pictureThe Frizzle is thought to have originated in Southern Asia around 300 years ago, but the history is a little sketchy as some Frizzles were documented to have neen kept in Europe in the 17th century.

This breed of chicken is generally regarded as an exhibition breed, the bantam variety being much more popular than the larger type. In fact the larger bird was virtually extinct, until a group of breeders set up an intensive program to promote them, they are still considered rare today. (more…)

Australorp Chickens | Australorps Breed Information

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Australorp Chickens Or Australorps Make Great Pets For Children.

Australorps Background & Appearance.

ausralorps chicken pictureAustralorp is a name that derives from Australian Black Orpington. It came about from some Australian stock birds imported into the UK being crossed with Black Orpingtons at around 1920. Therefore the Australorp can claim to have both Australian and British origins. (more…)

Ancona Chickens

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Ancona Chickens A great Egg Layer.

Ancona Chickens Background & Appearance

ancona chicken picture

These chickens are an ideal beginners bird. They originate from a port in Italy called (you guessed it!) Ancona. They were shipped to the UK in the mid 19th century and a few years later it was exported to other countries including the USA.

They were first thought to be a member of the Leghorn family, particularly from the Mottled Leghorn, but this is now known to be untrue. (more…)

Raising Chickens At Home

Monday, July 19th, 2010

Raising Chickens At Home – Hints and Tips On Raising Chickens

For you to enjoy your hens and keep them healthy and productive, there’s not a great deal of rules you have to abide by. Chickens are generally robust birds and there’s not a large number of “do’s” and “don’ts” to bear in mind. The following advice on keeping pet chickens in the backyard originated from inquiries from people who were interested in becoming a chicken keeper…

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Looking After Chickens

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Looking After Chickens At Home – Some Considerations

There are a few things you need to consider, before you dive into this great hobby of looking after chickens. First off I know you’re interested in getting some chickens in your garden, because you’re here, but what about the rest of the family? If your spouse or children aren’t particularly fond of them, it could mean you’re going to end up being the only one in the family looking after your hens. (more…)