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
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
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
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
Blustery, shy or maybe just cheeky, you’ll learn to love all your chickens’ different personalities.
5. The pecking order can be brutal!
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
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
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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