Ben Aplin with his mother Lou and two of their birds

A champion for children with chickens

Ben Aplin, from Sussex, may be only 13 years old, but he is proving a great ambassador for young poultry keepers. A winner himself at shows, he is now helping his mum to establish new competitions for young poultry fanciers … with a little help from Prince Charles! Sam Bowles reports

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