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

Marlow Chicken Hotel, England
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

“There’s a chicken hotel in Marlow?” I said to a friend who was telling me about her chickens’ holiday arrangements. I felt compelled to investigate, so I went to visit this “hotel” in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, and met Rachel Misra, the owner of Marlow Poultry, who also breeds and sells chickens, coops, and supplies free-range eggs.

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Cluck and Collect
April 14, 2021 · · Chickens 101

In July, the Trust introduced a ‘Cluck and Collect’ system, created for safe, socially-distanced rehoming during the pandemic.

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How Covid-19 has Affected Chicken Keepers in the UK
December 29, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Coronavirus lockdowns created a surge in demand for chickens in Britain last year. People were panic buying and supermarkets were struggling to keep up with demand.

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Artist Barbara Shaw makes Beautiful Poultry Portraits
October 24, 2020 · · Poultry 101

“With his beautiful plumage and feathery feet and trousers, Cheetah is a very handsome cockerel and lends himself to being interpreted in textiles”

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Kenyan Crested Guinea Fowl
October 23, 2020 · · 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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Chickens Changing Lives with Animal Antiks
October 22, 2020 · · Chickens 101

Animal Antiks is small farm in Buckinghamshire, England, offering educational programs, work experience, and animal therapy. The farm’s chickens are a firm favorite with the young people who attend regularly.

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Hens in Prison — and Loving It!
August 12, 2020 · · Chickens 101

The British Hen Welfare Trust have placed 199 hens at Guys Marsh Prison in Dorset, UK. It’s part of a rehabilitation program for the prisoners, called “Project Jail Bird.” Their large enclosure is a far cry from the small cages they were trapped in as commercial layers.

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Pink Pigeons
February 25, 2020 · · Poultry 101

The decline of pink pigeons began with the arrival of humans in Mauritius, who destroyed the bird’s habitats, cutting down native vegetation until only 1.5% of the original, good-quality forest remained. By 1990 only nine birds remained.

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Exotic Pheasants at Waddesdon Manor
February 25, 2020 · · Poultry 101

Today, Waddesdon’s breeding program focuses on threatened or endangered species and has been carefully designed so that, combined with education and research, it helps to conserve the rarest species.

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The Bucks Goat Centre
December 24, 2019 · · Poultry 101

This is no ordinary farm. The animals are not bred for milk or meat. They live a life of fuss and adoration, admired by the visiting public, appearing on television, and arriving at events to bring a quirky element to even the most formal of proceedings.

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