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This website is a brain child of Rachel in 2020 and her details below.


Hi, I’m Rachel, the author and creator of Chicken Pals. I’ve been keeping chickens for around ten years now and I love everything about them including their quirkiness and the way they just love life.

I live with my husband, 3 kids a dog and a growing population of chickens within the Welsh hills in the UK. We are lucky enough to be able to graze our chickens on common land where we live and they love it.

Over the years we’ve spent time learning lots about chickens and how to keep them, it’s been trial and error along the way – errors being letting them trash the garden. But we’ve learned to develop good routines which keep our chickens happy and healthy.

Chickens, in my opinion, are one of the most understated pets, the common misconception is they’re just laying machines which don’t think or feel much when in actual fact they have the most amazing personalities and most of them love being around people.

We also take care of ex-battery hens within our small flock which has been a real eye-opener as to just how much chickens get a bad deal when it comes to farming.

Seeing these chickens step out into the open for the first time and foraging for natural food has been one of the most rewarding things we’ve ever done as a family. It’s great to know these few chickens can spend their retirement being happy and relaxed in a natural environment.

I created Chicken Pals to share our experience in keeping chickens with you, along with some tips and advice on the best way to keep chickens according to your circumstances.

So, if you’re thinking of becoming a chicken owner, or you’re just looking to find out more about chickens read on here to explore the site and find out more.


Personal qualifications relevant to this website

Level 3 food hygiene certificate (relevant for information on storing & using chickens eggs)


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In 2021, Chicken Pals was purchased by a web publishing company in the USA. We are committed to bring you the best information about owning chickens, birds and pets.

In 2022, Chicken Pals was rebranded as PentagonPets.com