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Finding the ideal chicken for your family

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Michelle Dunn’s flock has been seething… and an ineffectual cockerel hasn’t helped

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Anne Perdeaux, author of A Family Guide to Keeping Chickens, chooses her favourite products for henkeeping

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Q & A: concern over hatching cockerels

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Advice on egg hatchings

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New boy in town

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Janine Marsh reports on her French hens: The girls are swooning over new cockerel Gregory Peck II, but a rival rooster is not impressed

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That darned drake

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Martin Gurdon reports on his flock. At last, Bombay’s lascivious leanings are waning a bit…

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Rasputin Reigns

Thursday, October 13, 2016

This month, Jeremy Hobson chooses his favourite bird. It was a characterful white Wyandotte bantam cockerel called Rasputin

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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

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

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

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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

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

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 beautiful breed of Swedish chickens can be found in England

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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

Henkeeper Sarah Campbell offers some ideas on naming your birds

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The perfect flock: Beebe’s birds

Thursday, May 12, 2016

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

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

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Plenty of personality

Monday, February 15, 2016

Chickens definitely have different characters, says Martin Gurdon

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Going global

Monday, February 15, 2016

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 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

Charlotte gets some Ayam Cemanis

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Simon says

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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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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 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

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 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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