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Monday, September 23, 2019

Electric fencing can provide valuable extra protection for your poultry

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Welfare
Friday, August 10, 2018

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

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Welfare
Monday, July 16, 2018

If you have to move your flock, Julie Moore has some practical advice

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Welfare
Monday, July 16, 2018

When prevention is better than cure

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Welfare
Monday, July 16, 2018

The ebullient Rachel Misra runs a boarding service for chicken owners who jet off on holiday. Susie Kearley pays her a visit

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Welfare
Friday, June 8, 2018

Julie Moore takes a look at how the pecking order is established

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Welfare
Friday, June 8, 2018

Can I leave a hen in the nest box to hatch her eggs?

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Welfare
Friday, June 8, 2018

Can a fox jump over the fence? Will my chickens be hurt?

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Welfare
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

In our second extract from her book How To Speak Chicken, writer Melissa Caughey considers play, trauma and loss

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Welfare
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

David Herbert, of Hermit Crab Egg, tells how he got back on his feet after his poultry were killed

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Welfare
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Julie Moore takes a look at the good, the bad and the ugly

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Welfare
Monday, April 16, 2018

A guide to getting help with your chickens when you go away, with Julie Moore

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Welfare
Monday, April 16, 2018

Michelle Dunn explains why some cockerels are aggressive, and some downright docile…

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Welfare
Monday, April 16, 2018

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...

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Welfare
Friday, March 16, 2018

Answered by poultry vet Victoria Roberts BVSc MRCVS

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Welfare
Friday, March 16, 2018

It is time to end male chick culling, says Jane Howorth, founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust

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Welfare
Friday, March 16, 2018

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?

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Welfare
Monday, January 15, 2018

Sarah McKenzie from Sussex Garden Poultry considers what birds are ideal for young or first time henkeepers

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Welfare
Monday, January 15, 2018

Everyone seems happy with some accommodation changes in Martin Gurdon’s garden

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Welfare
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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

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Welfare
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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

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Welfare
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Charlotte is given two Marans to add to her flock

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Welfare
Thursday, November 16, 2017

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

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Care
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chickens can take a while to think outside the box...

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Husbandry
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chicken poo can tell you a great deal about the birds’ health

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Welfare
Friday, October 13, 2017

Your health questions answered by poultry vet Victoria Roberts BVSc MRCVS

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Welfare
Friday, October 13, 2017

Your Chickens expert Anne Perdeaux was a guest on The Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2 to talk about cockerels. Here Anne considers the issues that were raised

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Welfare
Friday, October 13, 2017

Julie Moore shows you how to give your birds a very thorough check to ensure they are in good health

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Welfare
Friday, September 15, 2017

Martin Gurdon suffers several distressing losses to his flock

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Welfare
Friday, September 15, 2017

Mother Hens can behave in very different ways, writes Michelle Dunn

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Welfare
Friday, September 15, 2017

Andy Cawthray looks at the pure breeds developed for egg laying. his month: The Minorca

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Welfare
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This month, Jeremy Hobson talks to Katherine Barney, who produces hand-painted ceramics at her Norfolk workshop – surrounded by garden, family, dogs and chickens

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Welfare
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We talk to a new henkeeper who saved some ex-battery hens

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Rescue animals
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This former pop star has rescued some battery hens

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Rescue animals
Friday, July 14, 2017

Help, tips & advice by chicken keepers

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Welfare
Friday, July 14, 2017

Grant Brereton offers advice on getting started with pure breeds

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Choice
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Answered by poultry vet Victoria Roberts BVSc MRCVS

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Choice
Thursday, June 15, 2017

When a couple moved to a new home in Cambridgeshire it came with some chickens

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Choice
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Julie Moore continues her exploration of the permaculture approach to keeping chickens

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Choice
Friday, June 2, 2017

Polish Green-legged Partridge chickens are little known but very productive birds and suitable as backyard pets. Breeder Amanda McCallion, from Gloucestershire, describes them

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Choice
Monday, May 15, 2017

Ban on poultry shows in England lifted today – but localised measures remain in the north west

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Monday, May 15, 2017

An eclectic alphabet of chicken facts with a difference. Compiler: Andy Cawthray

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Welfare
Friday, May 12, 2017

Liz McClarnon shares her Indian take on the classic omelette.

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Recipes
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

An eclectic alphabet of chicken facts with a difference

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Welfare
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Julie Moore examines a key issue for henkeepers

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Welfare
Thursday, April 13, 2017

The British Hen Welfare Trust are helping to rehome hens

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Chicken
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Restrictions are being relaxed, with High Risk Areas scrapped. But there is deep unease about the future. Andy Cawthray reports

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Care
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Help, tips & advice by chicken keepers

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Welfare
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Help, tips & advice by chicken keepers

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Welfare
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

High Risk Areas scrapped from Thursday

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Care

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