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A spacious retreat

Monday, February 13, 2017

An insider into Framebow Animal Housing

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Sunnier times to come

Monday, February 13, 2017

JO BARLOW reflects on love and loss

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Health and welfare questions answered by poultry vet Victoria Roberts BVSc MRCVS

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Celebrating a dozen years!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

With founder Jane Howorth

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A bonkers broody

Thursday, January 12, 2017

This month, Michelle Dunn chooses her favourite bird – a prolific broody who chose the strangest places to nest

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My Favourite Things

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Grant Brereton, a poultry breeder and an authority on poultry genetics, chooses his favourite products for henkeeping

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How many chickens?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Can you really have too many, asks JULIE MOORE

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Bird flu Prevention Zone extended

Monday, January 9, 2017

Vets encourage vigilance as disease confirmed in Wales

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Bird flu case confirmed

Monday, December 19, 2016

Bird flu has been confirmed at a farm in Lincolnshire affecting 5,000 turkeys. Most have died and the rest were due to be culled.

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Broody Brenda

Thursday, December 15, 2016

How do you stop a hen going broody? Janine Marsh asked the locals in her French village

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A benign dictator

Thursday, December 15, 2016

This month, Martin Gurdon chooses his favourite bird – Slasher, the boss of his flock

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Our chicken wedding

Thursday, December 15, 2016

We’ve all heard of a hen party. But how about a hen wedding? Ky and Lizzie Gatherer are passionate about their chickens and, when they got married, they decided on a chicken-themed wedding. Lizzie tells the story

Photos by Alistair Jones at Ideal Imaging http://www.idealimaging.uk.com

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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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