About the Author

Susie Kearley

Susie Kearley is a British freelance writer and journalist, working for magazines, newspapers, and book publishers in the UK, USA and around the world. She covers a wide range of subjects including wild animals and pets, healthcare, gardening, and travel. Her debut novel was published in 2021, an apocalyptic thriller about a fungal pandemic - it was a work in progress for many years before covid struck. She also has a collection of other books on WWII, freelance writing, and travel, available here: http://Author.to/SusieKearley
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Articles by Susie Kearley

The Big Red Rooster Rescue
August 19, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Helen Cooper, who owns the sanctuary, was disappointed to see a considerable surge in abandoned roosters during the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s been trying to help those cockerels, some dumped in towns and villages and left to fend for themselves.

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Naughty Chickens Help People with Mental Health Problems in London
August 1, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Sydenham Garden welcomes a mental health group three times a week to interact with the therapy chickens.

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Two Authors Whose Chickens Inspired them to Write Books!
June 30, 2022 · · Book Reviews

Have your chickens ever given you a burst of inspiration for a story? These two authors were so charmed by their chickens’ funny ways, they decided to write about them.

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Chicken Nesting Box Herbs
May 24, 2022 · · Coops, Members Only

Living on a farm was Diana’s dream, and chickens became a part of that reality. She soon discovered that chicken nesting box herbs helped her birds to relax and settle.

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Fresh Start for Hens
April 8, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Fresh Start for Hens is a British not-for-profit organisation, run by volunteers who collect hens from poultry farms at the end of their commercial lives, and find them new homes with people who want to keep them as pets.

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Challenging Times for British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT)

Just before the pandemic, the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) built a brand-new Visitor Center in North Devon, England.

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Kenyan Crested Guinea Fowl
January 10, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Cotswold Wildlife Park is nestled in a quiet part of the English countryside, is home to a wide range of animals from rhinos to giraffes, to exotic birds. Today we’re meeting Chris Green, one of the bird keepers, who takes us to meet their “naughty guinea fowl.”

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Meet the Prehistoric Chickens at Barnacre Alpacas
November 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

The Golden Brahma hens are a favourite with visitors too. They look like prehistoric birds, with fluffy feet.

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Writing With Chickens
November 18, 2021 · · Chickens 101

Novelist Della Galton lives in Dorset, England, with her partner, Gordon, a flock of chickens, and three dogs. She enjoys baking carrot cake with her hens’ eggs, and routinely forgets to include the carrots, usually finding them on the kitchen worktop an hour later.

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The Chickens That Help Raise Money for Charities
August 27, 2021 · · Chickens 101

“We’ve kept chickens for years and had Rhode Island reds, leghorns and all sorts, at various times,” she says. “This time it was all about the eggs, so we went for the best layers. They lay all through the winter and summer alike!”

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