Hello! The house we're moving to already has a hen house at the bottom of the garden and as this has been a dream of ours for a while, we're keen to fill it up. I'm nervous that we're a bit rose-tinted about the whole thing so I've read practically everything on here, but I've still got a few questions, I'm hoping you can help.
- We have three very young children - are chickens going to be too much work for the time being or are they something the children can get involved in?
- We move at the beginning of May - can we expect to buy hens and start getting eggs straight away?
- I love the idea of rescuing battery hens but I'm not sure how you get these in our local area - we're in Newcastle by the way!
I think that's it for now - any advice gratefully accepted!