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Chicken Boarding during Avian Flu season

Can I run my chicken boarding business? Yes. You are able to move poultry from one location to another… So when you go on holiday, you can check your chooks into a chicken hotel. The exception to this is if you are inside a “Protection zone”, but there are very few of these. Can I […]

The quick flock-down guide to Avian Flu

What is it? Avian flu/bird flu is an infectious virus that causes sickness and death in birds. It is transmitted by direct contact with infected birds or bird poo and is thought to be spread by wild birds. Flock-down Officially called AIPZ (Avian Influenza protection zone) it is a legal order from the government which […]

Betsy’s top 10 chicken names

We did a survey of almost 400 chicken owners and gathered together an eclectic, sometimes bonkers, list of 1895 different names that people have given to their beautiful chickens. We used it to make a beautifully quirky free naming guide. Here are our top 10 favourite pet chicken names: Nugget Food names were one of the most popular […]

How to stop your pet chickens eating their eggs

Chickens eating their own eggs can be incredibly frustrating, it might mean that you have none left for your own breakfast! Even worse, it also makes a huge sticky mess in the coop which is hard to clean up. If you’re thinking about becoming a Chicken Hotel Manager or boarding your hens, this isn’t ideal for your host. […]

Betsy’s guide to managing broody hens

A hen is called “broody” when she is ready to hatch out some chicks. It’s not a voluntary decision, it’s caused by a hormone that is released when the weather conditions improve at the onset of spring… but it can happen at any time in reality. Why does broodiness matter? If your hen becomes “broody” […]

Training your pet chicken to recognise its name

You might have found the most ideal name for your chicken using the Betsy pet chicken naming guide or you might have come up with your own egg-cellent name for your darling hen. Either way, wouldn’t it be great if she knew what her name was? Don’t forget, her name should be something that you […]


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