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A sudden loss

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Trilby checks out the chooks

Martin Gurdon has a health scare with his flock

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They’ve taken over!

Monday, July 13, 2015
Effie and Tilly in the cat bed... who has now reclaimed her bed

Jo Barlow has a confession to make. Her chickens have taken over her life

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A big wheel

Monday, July 13, 2015
Chris Parker judging

This month, Jeremy Hobson talks with Chris Parker, vice-chairman and past President of the Poultry Club of Great Britain, show judge and bantam exhibitor of note

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An artist’s view

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Mandy Shepherd with her chickens

This month, Jeremy Hobson talks to the renowned wildlife and military artist Mandy Shepherd about her recently acquired love of chickens!

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A passion for hens

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Ken Rigby and some of his crew of assistants

Poultry Pals Grant Brereton and Andy Cawthray are visiting key people in the ‘scene’. This month they take a trip to Pear Tree Poultry in Lancashire

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Home to Roost

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Jenni Gurner with some of their birds

It was in retirement that Richard and Jenni Gurner decided to live the dream and keep some chickens at Romney Marsh in Kent. The reality was a little different to what they had first envisaged

Words of Martin Gurdon

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It’s a chicken cat!

Monday, May 11, 2015
'Enry's home from home

Meet ‘Enry Cooper. He’s a cat who hangs out with the chooks, Janine Marsh explains

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Helen and her hens

Monday, May 11, 2015
Helen Tait-Wright with her birds

This month: Jeremy Hobson talks to Helen Tait-Wright, an independent dress designer and keen chicken-keeper living and working in France

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City chickens

Monday, May 11, 2015
Deirdre and Helen

Urban chicken keeping is not as unusual as it once was. Birmingham couple Deirdre Figueiredo and Helen Juffs told Debbie Kingsley how chickens enhance their busy lives

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A very sad loss

Friday, April 17, 2015
Ophelia- Taken by a Fox

A wily fox has taken Ophelia, one of Charlotte Popescu’s favourite chickens. She tells the story….

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Hands off our home!

Friday, April 17, 2015
My chickens regard the new roosts with deep suspicion

Chickens quite like change - as long as it doesn’t involve their precious home writes Michelle Dunn

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Theo Paphitis and Claire - winner of Small Business Sunday March '13

Jeremy Hobson catches up with Claire Peach, a chicken-keeper who runs a company called ‘Hens for Hire’ which rents out chickens to schools and community groups

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The collector

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Even the cushions are hand made and show game cocks

Terry Beebe talks to one of Britain’s leading collectors of poultry memorabilia

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Joyce Taylor with a show bird

Joyce Taylor from Norfolk talks to Terry Beebe about how much she loves keeping Ixworths

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The chickens get a lot of affection

Marie-Claire Kidd pays a visit to pupils at a Yorkshire school and is suprised to see how much time they spend in the veg patches, tending the fruit trees, around the hen houses and they love it!

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Win Verm-X pellets

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Vermx Pic Comp

Prizes worth £275 to be won

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Win Verm-X pellets

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Vermx Pic Comp

Prizes worth £275 to be won

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When chickens die

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Mother Hen and her chicks spending time with a sick rooster.

What happens when a chicken dies? How does the flock react? The answers may surprise you...

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Chickens Got Talent

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
This cockerel's song is a winner

Michelle Dunn has an idea for a new TV show to delight and amuse viewers…

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Poultry pals: Time for reflection

Friday, February 6, 2015
Rob Walker and his flock of Minorcas

In recent issues we reported on the poultry pals’ visits to three leading breeders. This month they reflect of the lessons learned

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Ophelia and one of her chicks

Would you believe it? Ophelia has gone broody again!

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A few of the 176 junior handlers with Chris Parker, Vice Chairman of the Poultry Club of Great Britain

Grant Brereton reports from the 2014 National Poultry Show at the Telford International Centre. Photos by Rupert Stephenson

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Jackie Adams holding her plucky Faverolles Cochi, on her right arm, and a younger bird on the left one

A little Faverolles chick nearly didn’t make it. But her determination saw her through. Reader Jackie Adams, from Kent, tells the story

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French Hens: Gimpy keeps guard

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Gimpy is still game for some action

Janine Marsh: An infirm chicken makes an impression on a French neighbour…

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Svenson hid his illness

Martin Gurdon: I misdiagnosed our cockerel Svenson with Bumblefoot, and not that long ago went into print saying that I thought I’d cured it. This statement now seems dumb and naïve.

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Cockerel troubles: A sickly Svenson

Friday, December 5, 2014
Svenson on the way to the vet

Martin Gurdon’s cockerel is still ailing after veterinary treatment

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A close-up of one of Nick's breeding males

Experienced poultrymen Grant Brereton and Andy Cawthray have been visiting leading poultry people. This month, they feature a top breeder who has decided to call it a day; Nick Smith, from Herefordshire, a legendary breeder of the light Sussex, is to stop breeding large fowl and just concentrate on bantams

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‘Robust action’ on bird flu

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
A free range duck farm

Outbreak at Yorkshire duck breeding farm

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A champion for children

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Ben Aplin with his mother Lou and Japanese bantams

Ben Aplin, from Sussex, may be only 13, but he is a great ambassador for young poultry keepers. He is now helping his mum to establish new competitions for young poultry fanciers. Sam Bowles reports

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Henkeeping... French style

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Janine Marsh with some of her birds

In our November issue, we launch a new series about henkeeping in France, with ex-pat Janine Marsh who lives there and edits a website about French living

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