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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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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Nature
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Martin Gurdon has a health scare with his flock

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Agriculture
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

This month, Jeremy Hobson talks to the renowned wildlife and military artist Mandy Shepherd about her recently acquired love of chickens!

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Agriculture
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Poultry Pals Grant Brereton and Andy Cawthray are visiting key people in the ‘scene’. This month they take a trip to Pear Tree Poultry in Lancashire

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Agriculture
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

It was in retirement that Richard and Jenni Gurner decided to live the dream and keep some chickens at Romney Marsh in Kent. The reality was a little different to what they had first envisaged

Words of Martin Gurdon

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Agriculture
Monday, May 11, 2015

Meet ‘Enry Cooper. He’s a cat who hangs out with the chooks, Janine Marsh explains

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Agriculture
Monday, May 11, 2015

This month: Jeremy Hobson talks to Helen Tait-Wright, an independent dress designer and keen chicken-keeper living and working in France

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Agriculture
Monday, May 11, 2015

Urban chicken keeping is not as unusual as it once was. Birmingham couple Deirdre Figueiredo and Helen Juffs told Debbie Kingsley how chickens enhance their busy lives

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Choice
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Prizes worth £275 to be won

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Choice
Monday, June 30, 2014

Londoner Janine Marsh gave up a job in the city and she and her husband moved to rural France. Then they got their first animals …. some chickens

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Agriculture
Friday, June 27, 2014

Last month, our writer Charlotte Popescu told how one of her hens stole her ear studs and swallowed them. A young reader had a similar experience…

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Letters
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our writers choose their favourite breeds, and explain why they made these choices. This month: Jeremy Hobson

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Agriculture
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Jeremy Hobson talks to a full-time gamekeeper and successful breeder and exhibitor of chickens and bantams Robert Harrison

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Agriculture
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Charlotte’s Chickens - latest news from Charlotte’s large flock

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Agriculture
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

We love seeing your photos of your chickens. To have your photo included in Chick Pix, and for the chance to win £25, email your photo(s) to: yourchickens@archant.co.uk and putting Chick Pix in the subject line. Tell us a little about the photo, and include your full name and where you are from.

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Agriculture
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A new chicken wormer has just been launched on the market, and it can be administered in drinking water.

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Agriculture
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A lowly chicken is visited by a fairy godmother – and her life is transformed!

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Agriculture
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Paul and Rebecca Howard, from Northamptonshire, have just started keeping chickens. Their experience is typical of many beginners. Here, Paul, a photographer, writes about the stages in their journey, and expert Andy Cawthray offers comments and advice

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Welfare
Monday, June 23, 2014

Psychologist

Dr Nicola Davies ponders the relationship between humans and chickens, and concludes that they are good for us in lots of ways

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Agriculture
Monday, June 23, 2014

What to do about a broody hen? We have hatched a cunning plan….

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Agriculture
Monday, June 23, 2014

The chickens and the eggs both come first for pupils at an Essex school

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Agriculture
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Many new chicken keepers worry whether their birds will mix happily with other pets and livestock. Andy Cawthray gives his take on this one

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Choice
Monday, June 2, 2014

Omlet have taken a step up in chicken housing with their latest coop – the Eglu Go UP.

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Agriculture
Monday, May 19, 2014

A chicken has been filmed swimming across a pond...

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Agriculture
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The recent weather has been extreme but, as the Welsh coast was being demolished by waves and the rivers were flooding the fields, my chickens were playing children’s games.

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Agriculture
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Our latest gallery of your photos

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Agriculture
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Driving rain and high winds make for a stressful time for chicken keeper and chickens alike

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Agriculture
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chris Jones is a poultry and wildlife artist as well as being a chicken-keeping enthusiast

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Agriculture
Monday, May 12, 2014

What do you use your garden for? This is a key consideration if you have chickens

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Agriculture
Monday, May 12, 2014

Do chickens and gardening mix? Definitely, says Andy Cawthray. Here, continues to explore how to achieve a happy balance

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Agriculture
Monday, May 12, 2014

Do chickens and gardening mix? Definitely, says Andy Cawthray, who is both a keen gardener and a chicken expert. In this new series, Andy will be exploring in detail how to achieve this balance where both birds and plants can thrive

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Agriculture
Monday, May 12, 2014

Martin is just one hen keeper who is fervently hoping for some drier weather.

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Agriculture
Friday, May 2, 2014

Martin Gurdon’s Brahma sometimes accompanies him when he gives talks about chickens – and she seems to make everyone feel better!

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Agriculture
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chickens are starting to become popular in prisons. From Edinburgh to Dartmoor, they are having a beneficial effect of those ‘doing bird’

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Agriculture
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The latest issue of Your Chickens is on sale in the shops today

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Agriculture
Thursday, April 10, 2014

James Marshall, from Taunton in Somerset, was initially unsure about keeping chickens. But now he is an enthusiastic keeper

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Agriculture
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A chick that decided to be that little bit different

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Agriculture
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A New Zealand vineyard has discovered that playing classical music to its resident hens has made their eggs noticeably larger

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Agriculture
Monday, April 7, 2014

College students in County Durham were set a poultry poser: how to get their chickens to lay more eggs!

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Agriculture
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Did you know that chickens can be asleep and awake at the same time!

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Agriculture
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Herbal remedies for hens – is it taking pampering too far or sound healthy practice?

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Agriculture
Friday, April 4, 2014

Chickens can be just as neurotic as humans, and can be terrified by the most unexpected things

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Choice
Friday, April 4, 2014

In the first of a new series, Jeremy Hobson talks to chicken-keepers of note… and starts with Your Chickens contributor, poultry breeder, ‘pundit’ and owner of the ChickenStreet website ANDY CAWTHRAY

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Agriculture
Thursday, April 3, 2014

We have a great new chicken chat forum on our website

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Agriculture
Monday, March 24, 2014

Emily Barclay from Norfolk says she can ‘tune in’ to her chickens. She talked to Rob Morris

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Agriculture
Friday, March 21, 2014

Jeremy Hobson talks to the founder of the Domestic Fowl Trust and author and founder/publisher of the immensely popular Gold Cockerel Series

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Agriculture
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Our April issue is on sale in the shops now

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Agriculture
Thursday, March 13, 2014

There are some real characters in the poultry word, ‘old hands’ who have been keeping chickens for decades and are well known at shows

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Agriculture
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Do hens form friendships? Those reared in commercial conditions don’t, and are not particular about who they spend time with, a Royal Veterinary College study has found.

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Agriculture
Monday, March 10, 2014

Children at a Cotswolds primary school are learning so much from their hens - and now the parents have got in on the act too

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Agriculture

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