Happy Garden Hens - Chickens Breeder in Kent

Which Chickens Should I Get? Planning The Perfect Flock

Now that you’ve got all the equipment you need, you’re ready to find some feathery friends!  (This is very eggciting!)  But which chickens should I get? Well, there are many, many different breeds of chicken available (to buy or to rescue) and all are unique and wonderful.  However, not all of these will be suitable for you.  So, please don’t be tempted to rush out and buy whatever chickens are available to collect right now.  In my experience, this can lead to heartache and trouble later.  Instead, before you contact a breeder, it’s very important to think carefully about what you want to get from your flock.  This will help you to find your perfect friends!

What Types of Chickens Are There?

Chickens can be organised in two different ways.  The first is according to purpose, and the second is according to parentage.  I’ve explained some key terms below, to help you…

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What Age Chickens Should I Buy?

Unlike lots of animals, chickens can be bought at any age.  They are sold as: Hatching Eggs (fertilised eggs ready for incubation) Chicks (up to 6 weeks old) Growers (between…

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