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A Great Stress-Buster

In this month’s column, Jeremy Hobson talks to Fergus Collins – editor of the BBC Countryfile magazine and chicken enthusiast. Fergus lives in Monmouthshire.

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Your Chickens
July 2018

W Is For Weather Part 2

Feathered ephemera: An eclectic alphabet of chicken facts with a difference.

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Your Chickens
July 2018

The Good Eggs

Pure breeds developed for egg laying. This month: The Welsummer

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Your Chickens
July 2018

The Egg Man's got it cracked

David Herbert, nicknamed The Egg Man, tells you all you need to know about showing eggs

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Your Chickens
July 2018

Chick-Napper Alert

Beware the hens who have too much maternal instinct

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Your Chickens
July 2018

Slasher Battles On

Slasher the ancient Araucana is looking good, but looks can be deceptive

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Your Chickens
July 2018

Poultry Keeping Made Easy

Keep out! VOSS electric fence keeps poultry safe

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Your Chickens
July 2018

Flock Dynamics: A Guide To Social Hierarchy

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

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Your Chickens
July 2018

In Harmony With Nature

Susie Kearley talks to Anya Lautenbach whose home shows her love of gardening and chickens

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Your Chickens
July 2018

A-Roaming We Go

Charlotte’s hens were born under a wandering star

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Your Chickens
July 2018

The Good Eggs

The pure breeds developed for egg laying. This month: the Rhode Island Red

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Your Chickens
June 2018

Emotive Subject

Jane Howorth, founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust, takes a look at beak-trimming

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Your Chickens
June 2018

Sara's city hens

This month, Jeremy Hobson meets Sara Ward who has transformed a West London Victorian terrace house into an urban smallholding – complete with 20 hens!

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Your Chickens
June 2018

A-Wandering We Will Go

Ex-pat Janine Marsh’s nomad chickens go walkabout

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Your Chickens
June 2018

My Feathered Pests

There are many garden gremlins but chickens are the worst!

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Your Chickens
June 2018

W Is For Weather

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

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Your Chickens
June 2018

Lay, Chicken, Lay

Jo Barlow needed six eggs for a special cake - but was it Mission Impossible for the girls?

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Your Chickens
June 2018

Bombay Slows Down

Fewer beak to bill encounters with the chickens

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Your Chickens
June 2018

Hens That Eat Well, Lay Well

Smallholder Range

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Your Chickens
June 2018

Yes, They Do Have Emotions

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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Your Chickens
May 2018

The Good Eggs

Pure breeds developed for egg laying. This month: The New Hampshire Red

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Your Chickens
May 2018

Snow Fascination

Charlotte’s hens seemed to take to the white stuff...

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Your Chickens
May 2018

Slasher Gives A Scare

Araucana has a spell in ‘hospital’

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Your Chickens
May 2018

Freya's Fancy

We feature a budding poultry star who is just seven years old

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Your Chickens
May 2018

Bringing Metal To Life

Hamish Mackie’s sculpture work is internationally renowned and includes a cockerel’s head.

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Your Chickens
May 2018

Best For Bedding

Kim Stoddart takes a peek at the vast array of products now available to buy

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Your Chickens
May 2018

Attracted To Australorps

After two decades of breeding and showing, Ian Simpson and his daughter Louise are now the joint secretaries of the Australorp Breed Club

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Your Chickens
May 2018

Are They Musical?

Do chickens appreciate music? Michelle Dunn investigates…

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Your Chickens
May 2018

Poultry Providers

Kim Stoddart explains the benefits of buying in stock from one of the bigger, national suppliers…

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Your Chickens
April 2018

The Good Eggs!

The pure breeds developed for egg laying. This month: the Barnevelder

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Your Chickens
April 2018

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