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Chickens

Starting Out With Hens

Introduction to a new home

It is a good idea to keep new birds shut in for 2-3 days.

If placing new birds into an existing flock, introduce the new birds to the others in the coop when it is dark.

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Chickens

Putting Leg Rings Onto Chickens

Chicken leg rings are brightly coloured pieces of plastic that are placed around the leg of a chicken (or other bird) and are a good way of identifying birds, the year they were born, or where you acquired them from.

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Chickens

Chicken Hatched After Just 15 Days

This is a lucky Chicken. A very lucky chicken. After just 15 days in our incubator, it hatched out. This was prior to the humidity being raised, and before we even placed it into lock down. It was only found after it chirped, when we went to manually turn one of our other incubators that was on.