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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Liz Mills with her husband Neville and their chickens in the cage they erected on their allotment in Worcestershire

Can you keep chickens on an allotment? Liz Mills, from Worcestershire, found she was able to do so. But our writer Andy Cawthray offers a word of caution…

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
The incubator lid should only be removed once a good number of chicks have fluffed up

In the third part of a feature series on breeding chicks the natural way, Grant Brereton advises on how to rear them

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Birds on fresh bedding

Terry Beebe looks at the ‘bedding’ products available for your chickens

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Firm friends touching each other as they sunbathe

You can tell a huge amount about your chickens from their body language, here we discuss chicken body language and how to read it

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Monday, February 15, 2016
A camera will help you study your chickens

Chickens are amazing. Just stop to observe their behaviour says Michelle Dunn

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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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News

Monday, February 15, 2016
Rocky the duckling

Janine Marsh finds more than she bargained for in the chicken run

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Monday, February 15, 2016
Collider

Chickens definitely have different characters, says Martin Gurdon

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Monday, February 15, 2016
Chickens- or their symbols- are all pervasive in across the world

Keeping chickens is not just popular in Britain – it is a hugely popular hobby in many other countries too. Jeremy Hobson reports

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lauren with Transylvanian Naked Neck chicks

Lauren Strong, 12, looks after the chickens at her local pub as well as her own flock. Charlotte Popescu went to meet her

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Thursday, January 21, 2016
My new Ayam Cemanis

Charlotte gets some Ayam Cemanis

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