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Chickens help Europe’s poorest families out of poverty

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This spring, UK charity Mission Without Borders (MWB) is celebrating the power of chickens to give Eastern Europe’s poorest families a fresh start. The charity says its innovative approach to tackling poverty has helped thousands of families ...

New book on adopting ex-caged hens is out now

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The updated and revised 2nd edition of Starting From Scratch – the ex-commercial hen keepers bible – is now available. Starting From Scratch approaches the adoption and care of ex-commecial hens in a unique way by bringing together a ...

Backyard Chicken Keeping

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The team at Buy Fencing Direct asked if we could answer some questions on backyard chicken keeping for their Green Gardens blog and of course we were more than happy to oblige. The interview covered all the basics for anyone toying with the idea but ...

WWF-UK Plant2Plate campaign focuses on diet change to save the planet

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A new survey by the WWF shows that a large majority of parents would consider changing their family’s diet to help fight climate change and biodiversity loss but lack of awareness and information is holding them back. The survey also highlighted ...

Thinking of a ‘wild life’ abroad? New Channel 4 show wants to hear from you

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Quitting the rat race to emigrate somewhere wild or remote? Selling up to live in a far-flung corner of the world? Renegade Pictures is looking for families who are making life-changing moves to take part in a new documentary series for Channel 4. ...

Win tickets to The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live 2016

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COMPETITION NOW CLOSED Pocket Farm is kicking off the New Year with its annual competition to win tickets to the Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live event After two successful years at London’s Alexandra Palace, the show returns to Stoneleigh ...

Could the answer to red mite infestations be….mites?

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A new product enlists the help of mother nature in the fight against red poultry mite. Androlis is the trade name for a predatory mite (Androlaelaps casalis), that specifically targets red mites at all stages of their lifecycle. Red mites are an ...

BBC home swap show needs you!

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BBC One’s home swap show Home Away From Home is back and they are looking for couples (be it partners, friends or family members) who want to try out a home swap holiday in the UK. Do you live in a home you’d be happy to swap with someone ...

New chicken keeping courses for all the family

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Pocket Farm and chicken supplies specialists Handpecked Poultry have teamed up to offer chicken keeping course from this Spring. Outside of the obvious eggs, chickens are a great addition to any smallholding or backyard providing everything from a ...

Win tickets to The Edible Garden Show 2015

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The Edible Garden Show returns to the Alexandra Palace on 20-22 March alongside a fantastic new lifestyle event specifically for smallholders and we’ve got 5 pairs of tickets up for grabs. ...

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