Hen Care

I’m constantly discovering new blogs that are so interesting I want to share them. This is a page of links to various sites of interesting information about keeping hens.

If you find any broken links, please let me know. Thanks.

Keeping Chickens – everything you need to know in one place. A really impressive site.

Starting Out – RSPCA guidelines for keeping hens as pets.

The Garden Roof Coop – the main blog covers lots of different topics, but this page is dedicated to blog posts about hens, with all sorts of useful information covering every aspect of hen care. Click on the pictures to go to each article.

Caring for Pet Chickens – from My Chickens and Me, an online magazine covering all aspects of hen care.

The Private Life of Chickens – is part two of a three-part BBC series on “barnyard animals” (episodes one and three take a look at pigs and cows). In this episode, farmer Jimmy Doherty goes on a quest to learn more about chicken communication and our long history with this animal.

Backyard Chickens – a helpful page from the USA

Tilly’s Nest – a page of links to blog posts you might find useful, including The Chicken Keeping Routine

Keep Hens Raise Chickens – a site with pages of useful information about all aspects of chicken keeping. Including basic hen care and common problems.

Medical Advice from Little Hen Rescue – a rather alarming but useful page of both common and more serious issues that might arise.

See also The Hen House Archive for more …

Hen Facts

A few links about breeds and other facts …

Chicken Breeds – from poultrykeeper.com

Chicken Breeds – from omlet.co.uk

Hen Books

Recommended reading for Henkeepers, or those thinking about keeping hens

Once Upon A Flock – life with my soulful chickens – by the author of Scratch and Peck (see blogs)

Haynes Chicken Manual

Hen and the art of Chicken Maintenance

Hen Keeping: Inspiration and Practical Advice for Would-be Smallholders

Keeping Pet Chickens – from the makers of the Eglu

The Urban Hen

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  1. Really useful list, thankyou. V sorry you had a visit from the fox.

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