07 Jun '11, 1pm

The A-Z guide to keeping chickens

The A-Z guide to keeping chickens

Once seen as a niche hobby for hippies and bored country wives, chicken keeping is now officially cool. And it’s not difficult to discover why: not only are hens easy and cheap to keep, they also provide a steady supply of fresh eggs and a readymade way to recycle food scraps. ‘Chickens are easy to keep, providing your set up is right,’ says Val Moody, owner of The Chicken School in Swindon. ‘Plus they’re amusing, and unlike other pets, they give you a product that you can eat.’ Eggs are at the heart of the chicken-keeping trend, and as Francine Raymond of the Hen Keepers Association points out: ‘anything made with a really fresh egg tastes better.’ Here’s our A-Z to get you started: A is for Australorp An ornamental breed that comes in either black or blue varieties; the black ones have a green tint to their plumage, while the blue have a slate tone to theirs. B is for ba...

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