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Care & advice

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Tom and his dad Robert assemble a coop

Chickens are good for you. They can be particularly helpful if you are feeling depressed. Thomas, 22, from South London, wrote to tell us his story

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Suspected SCC in the face of a chicken Inset: leukosis tumours in the liver at post-mortem

Lethargy and lack of appetite are among the symptoms of tumours

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Monday, August 10, 2015
It's essential for your flock to have a supply of clean, cool, fresh water each day.

Water is absolutely vital for your chickens. Julie Moore explains

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Hens sunbating inside

Birds of a feather don’t just flock together- they also preen, dust-bathe and retire to sleep at the same time, says Grant Brereton

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Monday, July 13, 2015
Animals, including chickens, share a common language with us - telepathy.

There is a secret to communicating with chickens. Julie Moore talks to a pioneer in animal communication who explains how it is done

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Rescue a hen

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Ex-battery hens enjoy their freedom

Hurrah summer is nearly here, the time for doing all those outdoor tasks, pottering in the garden and making the most of the sunny days (we hope) and light nights. Remember, too, it’s a time to stop and relax and one of the best ways to do this is with your hens, who are quite simply some of the best time wasters in the world.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Heading for a milestone- 10 years of rescuing ex- battery hens`

British Hen Welfare Trust celebrates a big anniversary this year

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News

Monday, August 17, 2015
An ark, the original form of wooden hen house

Getting the right coop for your birds is vital. But which one to get in a crowded and competitive market place? Expert Terry Beebe guides you through the maze

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Reader Sally Langston's pic of ex-bat Miss Boodles

What is it about chicken-keeping that makes us all smile? Jeremy Hobson investigates

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Freddie Hunt

In this month’s Poultry People, Jeremy Hobson talks to professional racing car driver Freddie Hunt about his enthusiasm for chicken-keeping.

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Monday, August 10, 2015
Priscilla (left) and Slasher on the nest

It’s a summer of lust for a randy duck with a roving eye for chickens explains Martin Gurdon

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Trilby checks out the chooks

Martin Gurdon has a health scare with his flock

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