Electric fencing can provide valuable extra protection for your poultry
Coops across the land are set to become littered with feathers as chickens shed their overcoats. Julie Moore reveals how you can help your flock during this stressful period
If you have to move your flock, Julie Moore has some practical advice
When prevention is better than cure
The ebullient Rachel Misra runs a boarding service for chicken owners who jet off on holiday. Susie Kearley pays her a visit
Julie Moore takes a look at how the pecking order is established
Can I leave a hen in the nest box to hatch her eggs?
Can a fox jump over the fence? Will my chickens be hurt?
In our second extract from her book How To Speak Chicken, writer Melissa Caughey considers play, trauma and loss
David Herbert, of Hermit Crab Egg, tells how he got back on his feet after his poultry were killed
Julie Moore takes a look at the good, the bad and the ugly
A guide to getting help with your chickens when you go away, with Julie Moore
Michelle Dunn explains why some cockerels are aggressive, and some downright docile…
A great new book about chickens includes a fascinating section about their emotional life. How To Speak Chicken is by Melissa Caughey. Here are some extracts...
Answered by poultry vet Victoria Roberts BVSc MRCVS
It is time to end male chick culling, says Jane Howorth, founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust
Adding new chickens to an existing flock can be a worrying process. Will they bring in disease? What if there is open warfare? How long will it take for them all to settle down?
Sarah McKenzie from Sussex Garden Poultry considers what birds are ideal for young or first time henkeepers
Everyone seems happy with some accommodation changes in Martin Gurdon’s garden
We don’t yet know if there will be another poultry ‘lockdown’ this winter because of avian flu. It pays to be prepared though, and Kim Stoddart offers some suggestions
A former pop star has adopted some ex-battery hens and become a supporter of the British Hen Welfare Trust. The charity talked to him about his chickens
Charlotte is given two Marans to add to her flock
How can henkeepers help to keep their birds safe and minimise the risk of contracting and spreading disease? Grant Brereton spoke to our poultry vet, Victoria Roberts
Chickens can take a while to think outside the box...
Chicken poo can tell you a great deal about the birds’ health