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.
W Is For Weather Part 2
Feathered ephemera: An eclectic alphabet of chicken facts with a difference.
The Good Eggs
Pure breeds developed for egg laying. This month: The Welsummer
The Egg Man's got it cracked
David Herbert, nicknamed The Egg Man, tells you all you need to know about showing eggs
Beware the hens who have too much maternal instinct
Slasher Battles On
Slasher the ancient Araucana is looking good, but looks can be deceptive
Poultry Keeping Made Easy
Keep out! VOSS electric fence keeps poultry safe
Flock Dynamics: A Guide To Social Hierarchy
Julie Moore takes a look at how the pecking order is established
In Harmony With Nature
Susie Kearley talks to Anya Lautenbach whose home shows her love of gardening and chickens
A-Roaming We Go
Charlotte’s hens were born under a wandering star
The Good Eggs
The pure breeds developed for egg laying. This month: the Rhode Island Red
Jane Howorth, founder of the British Hen Welfare Trust, takes a look at beak-trimming
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!
A-Wandering We Will Go
Ex-pat Janine Marsh’s nomad chickens go walkabout
My Feathered Pests
There are many garden gremlins but chickens are the worst!
W Is For Weather
An eclectic alphabet of chicken facts with a difference. Compiler: Andy Cawthray
Lay, Chicken, Lay
Jo Barlow needed six eggs for a special cake - but was it Mission Impossible for the girls?
Bombay Slows Down
Fewer beak to bill encounters with the chickens
Hens That Eat Well, Lay Well
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….
The Good Eggs
Pure breeds developed for egg laying. This month: The New Hampshire Red
Charlotte’s hens seemed to take to the white stuff...
Slasher Gives A Scare
Araucana has a spell in ‘hospital’
We feature a budding poultry star who is just seven years old
Bringing Metal To Life
Hamish Mackie’s sculpture work is internationally renowned and includes a cockerel’s head.
Best For Bedding
Kim Stoddart takes a peek at the vast array of products now available to buy
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
Are They Musical?
Do chickens appreciate music? Michelle Dunn investigates…
Kim Stoddart explains the benefits of buying in stock from one of the bigger, national suppliers…
The Good Eggs!
The pure breeds developed for egg laying. This month: the Barnevelder