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About chickens

There are many different breeds of chicken. Most chickens at Wood Green looking for a new home have been kept inside cages in dark barns and will need time to get used to living outdoors. Chickens enjoy living in groups for company as this is how they would live in the wild.


Chickens are normally very healthy animals. They need to be fed grit in their diet to stay happy and healthy as well as have access to fresh water.


Chickens require a fox proof shed or hut to sleep in which includes somewhere to nest and to perch. They will also need a garden or run to explore to give them outdoor space.


Chickens can be fed a special pellet diet which they enjoy and will also peck at grass and worms outside.

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