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In our second extract from her book How To Speak Chicken, writer Melissa Caughey considers play, trauma and loss

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June 2018

David Herbert, of Hermit Crab Egg, tells how he got back on his feet after his poultry were killed

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June 2018

Julie Moore takes a look at the good, the bad and the ugly

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June 2018

A guide to getting help with your chickens when you go away, with Julie Moore

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May 2018

Cockerels and aggression

Monday, April 16, 2018

Michelle Dunn explains why some cockerels are aggressive, and some downright docile…

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May 2018

A great new book about chickens includes a fascinating section about their emotional life. How To Speak Chicken is by Melissa Caughey. Here are some extracts...

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May 2018

Answered by poultry vet Victoria Roberts BVSc MRCVS

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April 2018

Stop the cull of male chicks

Friday, March 16, 2018

It is time to end male chick culling, says Jane Howorth, founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust

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April 2018

Adding new chickens to an existing flock can be a worrying process. Will they bring in disease? What if there is open warfare? How long will it take for them all to settle down?

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April 2018

Sarah McKenzie from Sussex Garden Poultry considers what birds are ideal for young or first time henkeepers

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Chicken Crazy: It’s all go

Monday, January 15, 2018

Everyone seems happy with some accommodation changes in Martin Gurdon’s garden

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How to be prepared for bird flu

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

We don’t yet know if there will be another poultry ‘lockdown’ this winter because of avian flu. It pays to be prepared though, and Kim Stoddart offers some suggestions

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JB to the RESCUE!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A former pop star has adopted some ex-battery hens and become a supporter of the British Hen Welfare Trust. The charity talked to him about his chickens

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Charlotte’s Chickens: nervous new arrivals

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Charlotte is given two Marans to add to her flock

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Q&A: quarantining diseased chickens

Thursday, November 16, 2017

How can henkeepers help to keep their birds safe and minimise the risk of contracting and spreading disease? Grant Brereton spoke to our poultry vet, Victoria Roberts

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Chickens can take a while to think outside the box...

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Good poo guide for chickens

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chicken poo can tell you a great deal about the birds’ health

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Your health questions answered by poultry vet Victoria Roberts BVSc MRCVS

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Your Chickens expert Anne Perdeaux was a guest on The Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2 to talk about cockerels. Here Anne considers the issues that were raised

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Julie Moore shows you how to give your birds a very thorough check to ensure they are in good health

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Martin Gurdon suffers several distressing losses to his flock

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Hens’ varying approaches to motherhood

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mother Hens can behave in very different ways, writes Michelle Dunn

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The egg-laying Minorca breed

Friday, September 15, 2017

Andy Cawthray looks at the pure breeds developed for egg laying. his month: The Minorca

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This artist is inspired by her chickens

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This month, Jeremy Hobson talks to Katherine Barney, who produces hand-painted ceramics at her Norfolk workshop – surrounded by garden, family, dogs and chickens

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Lizzy to the rescue

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We talk to a new henkeeper who saved some ex-battery hens

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