Chickens As Pets one-week promo when myfibromyalgia comes out

Chickens As Pets

My new book, myfibromyalgia: one man’s experience of living with chronic illness, is released on Monday July 2 in paperback and ebook. To celebrate, for ONE week only from that date, the ebook of Chickens As Pets – Your Definitive Guide to Keeping Pet Chickens At Home will be available on Amazon with a significant … Read moreChickens As Pets one-week promo when myfibromyalgia comes out

Tales of the Bird Man: No Meat on my Plate

Not a meat bird. Lucky Roxy!

It’s strange, thinking back to the days when I ate meat, specifically about the act of eating meat and what meat I ate. As an adult I recall the tinned ravioli of my youth and I come over all queasy. To this day, I’m not at all sure what the meat was composed of that … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: No Meat on my Plate

Tales of the Bird Man: Eggs in the Pantry

Eggs in the Pantry

“What’s that godawful smell coming from the pantry?” my mother asked, of no-one in particular as she walked through from the living room to the kitchen. “I don’t know,” my dad called through, from where he was sitting at the table drinking a cup of tea. “I noticed it this morning.” “And you didn’t say … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: Eggs in the Pantry

Tales of the Bird Man: Disco Budgerigar

Roxy the disabled Poland hen

“Mummmmm! Tell him! I’m trying to record this and he’s spoiling it. Again!” My sister Jean was annoyed. She was always annoyed, as far as I was concerned. She was my big sister. It was probably her role in life to be not only annoyed, but annoying. I mean, I was her little brother. It … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: Disco Budgerigar

Tales of the Bird Man: The ‘No Hope’ Vet

The vet was impressive. She clearly knew her stuff about chickens, having not only many letters after her name but also being an author of books about them as well. I was at a meeting of my local poultry club, where she was giving a presentation about keeping your chickens healthy. I’d already written my … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: The ‘No Hope’ Vet

Tales of the Bird Man: Aloysius

Aloysius

Roxy was my first-ever disabled chick. They can hatch in a worse state than she did. In fact, you couldn’t tell anything was wrong with her at all, not at first, not for several weeks. But, eventually, I noticed there was this one chick, gender still unknown, that was looking obviously smaller than his or … Read moreTales of the Bird Man: Aloysius

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