How to look after pet chooks

Live chicken sales are skyrocketing in the wake of coronavirus, as people seek to rely on a more sustainable backyard to supply their pantries.

But as owners settle into isolation with their new chook friends, questions of how to care for them are starting to flood social media.

We have collated some of the most common queries and have sought expert answers for you.

Key points:
  • Feed your chickens vegetable scraps and grass clippings — or sunflower seeds for something different
  • Keep them safe with a hen house that predators cannot dig underneath
  • Chickens can take time to feel safe to lay eggs and not all breeds lay all the time
Back Home