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Care & advice

Thursday, May 12, 2016
How to hold a hen for examination

We found out how to handle your hens and how to examine them

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Rats can steal eggs from under broody hens

Watch out – there are a few of them about! We found out which species to be wary of

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Monday, May 9, 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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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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News

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Joe Allen and friend

That’s a fowl! Here is an international soccer player who has an unlikely hobby … keeping chickens

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Girls together

Henkeeper Sarah Campbell offers some ideas on naming your birds

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Terry Beebe with a Buff Orpington

In this feature, we are asking our writers to choose the perfect flock for the back garden, one that is attractive, interesting, stable, harmonious and with a good level of egg production. This month: Terry Beebe

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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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