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Centre manager Jude Reeves, left, with activities co-ordinator Amanda Reeve and the chickens

Introducing a small flock of chickens has worked wonders at a home for the elderly, and enriched the lives of residents. The birds are like garden angels.

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M is for Magical

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The first experience of fresh air

Jo Barlow has some new ex-bat arrivals – and they have done her the world of good

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Meet Heseltina

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Heseltina

Life is challenging for this Polish crested bantam, says Martin Gurdon

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The chickens helped Vicky in her cancer battle

Vicky Skeels faced a tough battle against lymphoma. And caring for her chickens and other animals helped her through.

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My favourite bird: Beloved Babs

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Beautiful Babs

In a new series, we invite our experts to write about their favourite bird. First off, Sam Bowles, from East Sussex

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On your marks: Chicken racing

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
...and they're off!

Jeremy Hobson relates how, in 1849, a British army officer took up chicken racing

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Swedish beauties

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
A fine cockerel

A beautiful breed of Swedish chickens can be found in England

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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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The name game

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Girls together

Henkeeper Sarah Campbell offers some ideas on naming your birds

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The perfect flock: Beebe’s birds

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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Stray visitors

Monday, February 15, 2016
Rocky the duckling

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

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Plenty of personality

Monday, February 15, 2016
Collider

Chickens definitely have different characters, says Martin Gurdon

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Going global

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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Local girl

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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Black beauties

Thursday, January 21, 2016
My new Ayam Cemanis

Charlotte gets some Ayam Cemanis

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Simon says

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Simon Pickles with one of his Polands

This month, Jeremy Hobson talks to Simon Pickles, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable chicken-keeper and exhibitor, who is also one of the mainstays of the Poland Club of Great Britain.

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Jane Howorth Founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust

The founder of a hen welfare charity has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

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Jamie’s chickens

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Jamie Oliver checks his chickens

Jamie Oliver is famous as a celebrity chef, restaurateur, media personality and campaigner for better food education. He is also a keen chicken keeper! Here he talks about the passions that drive his work

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Bantams are best

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Mixed 2

In this feature series, 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: Samantha Bowles

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Hens by design

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sophie Allport wearing a chicken design apron. INSET: A Sophie Allport coaster, placemat and napkin featuring chickens

Sophie Allport is a designer whose work features on many of her fine bone china, kitchen and home textiles. Sophie loves chickens and takes some of her inspiration from those of her best friend and marketing manager, Pippa Rymer. Jeremy Hobson talks to both.

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A bit of gossip….

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Celine Dion recovered and is pictured back with her crew

Janine Marsh’s neighbour Jean-Pierre really has something to talk about now

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Chickens have proved a big hit with the pupils at Stanford- in- the Vale Primary School

Annette Casey visits an Oxfordshire school where chickens have a key role

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Hamis, my son, at Mid Somerset Show

Jodie and her chicks prove a hit with the children

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Laura’s ladies

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Laura Basset

This month, Jeremy Hobson talks to Laura Basset, co-owner of a Somerset pub, who also happens to be an enthusiastic owner of sheep, pigs, ducks and chickens

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Deborah’s hen den

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Deborah Meaden- a soft side

For those of you who enjoy the TV series Dragon’s Den, Deborah Meaden will be instantly recognisable as one of the rather fierce ‘inquisitors’. But she has a soft side too, with a love of animals… including chickens. Deborah supports the work of the British Hen Welfare Trust, and talked to them about her birds. She kindly agreed for the interview to be published in Your Chickens

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Chicken of Fate

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Milly, The 'Chicken of Fate' who was resuced by Lelsey and Phil Carline. Milly is a buff- mottled Pekin bantham

Phil and Lesley Carline had no interest in keeping chickens… until fate stepped in. Now they are hooked. Rob Morris reports

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Bra-vo, it’s a chick!

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Annette with Titania and another duckling

Janine has a friend with a novel way of hatching a chick…

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Chickens and more…

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Teacher Debbie Isley with two of the students and chickens

Students at a Sussex college not only interact with chickens, they have pigs and bees as well. Helen Stockton reports

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Could you give a hen like Pumpkin a happy home this Autumn?

Thousands of lucky hens are soon to be given the opportunity to enjoy a free range retirement as loving pets.

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A good sisterhood

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Lovely Lavender now

Chickens can aspire to a special accolade….

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