Backyard chickens have seen a surge in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. These feathered friends offer a multitude of benefits, transforming your backyard into a sustainable, productive, and exciting space. Chickens can be great for the garden, can be a companion, provide eggs and meat.

Below you can read about chickens, but if you came here to buy some chickens, chicks or fertile eggs you can see what is available on The Farmers Lot at the following links.

Learn about chickens

A Variety of Breeds

Not all chickens are created equal, there are myriad breeds available, each with its own unique characteristics and appeal. From the fluffy plumage of the Silkie to the striking patterns of the Wyandotte, the chicken world is a truly diverse one. 

On The Farmer's Lot, you can learn about different breeds and choose the breed that best suits your needs and preferences. Whether you're looking for a hardy layer, a friendly pet, or an ornamental bird, we've got you covered. 

Eggs, and more

One of the most obvious benefits of keeping chickens is the production of fresh eggs. There's nothing quite like going out in the morning to collect eggs for your breakfast, knowing that they've come straight from your backyard. 

The taste of home-laid eggs is unparalleled, and their nutritional value is often superior to that of store-bought eggs. The flavour and nutritional benefit is influenced by what your chickens eat. Feed them scraps from the kitchen or allow them to "free-range" (roam your farm/garden) to give your eggs a boost!

A Sustainable Cycle

In addition to providing eggs, chickens can play a significant role in maintaining a sustainable home. They're excellent at reducing kitchen waste, happily devouring scraps from your meals. This not only helps you to reduce waste but also provides your chickens with a varied diet, contributing to their overall health and well-being.

Moreover, chickens are natural pest controllers, feeding on common garden bugs and insects. This reduces the need for chemical pesticides, keeping your garden healthier and more balanced.

The benefits don't stop there. Chickens produce a steady supply of high-quality fertilizer in the form of their manure. This can be composted and returned to the soil, enriching your garden and promoting healthier, more productive plants.

Hatching and raising chicks

At The Farmers Lot you can buy chickens that are laying or ready to lay (called "point of lay"), or you can buy newly hatched chicks and raise them yourself, you can even hatch some eggs. Hatching eggs and caring for young chicks are explored in the following pages. 

Your One-Stop Shop for Poultry Needs

At The Farmer's Lot, we're not only offering a selection of chicks, chickens, and roosters; we're hoping to exand our range to provide everything you need to get started with backyard chickens. From food and water accessories to shell grit to aid in digestion and egg production, we've got you covered.

Embarking on your backyard chicken journey couldn't be easier. Welcome to a world of fresh eggs, sustainable living, and a bustling, bug-free garden – all made possible with the help of our feathered friends.