Since last Sunday I am the proud carer / guardian / responsible adult in charge of six chickens rescued from Big Egg. They were barn hens rather than battery hens, so they weren’t in too shocking a state.
I have done my due diligence, and have bought them a nice coop, good quality food, supplements, oyster shell grit, feeders, drinkers, nesting material and lots of other stuff I probably didn’t need to.
So far I have been rewarded with almost six eggs a day, and far more amusement than I thought I would.
So tell me about your chickens. What treats do they like? What ghastly medical complaints should I look out for? What chicken-looking-after mistakes should I avoid? You know… chicken stuff.