Clucking heck, keeping chickens is becoming even more popular. Here's 7 things only those who keep chooks will know

1. They’ll destroy your garden

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Hens’ teeth! Chickens love scratching about in the dirt, and don’t care whether they’re partying in your compost heap or digging up your prize leeks!

 

2. Shop-bought eggs will never taste the same again

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There’s nothing like a freshly laid egg. Your cakes will be better and your poached eggs will taste fantatsic!

 

3. Not all eggs are the same colour

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The colour of the egg is specific to each breed. Brown, blue and white eggs are all very common from pure-bred chickens.

 

4. Chickens have a personality

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Blustery, shy or maybe just cheeky, you’ll learn to love all your chickens’ different personalities.

 

5. The pecking order can be brutal!

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Feathers plucked, scratching and pecking. It’s all part of the fight for supremacy when you introduce new chickens to the coop. The old dears really go for it, too!

 

6. A whole coop of poop

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Cleaning out their coop of poop is back-breaking and smelly.  Chickens poo a lot, but their muck is one of the best things to put in your compost heap!

 

7. Red spider mite infestations are horrible

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At some point, especially during the summer, you’ll get a red spider mite infestation. Even thinking about it makes you itch!

 

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