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