Thinking of keeping hens in the garden? Here"s why you should chicken out

Thinking of keeping hens in the garden Here”s why you should chicken out

10:01 AM on 2nd August 2011

Chicken diaries: Anne Shooter tells her story of keeping hens

Chicken diaries: Anne Shooter tells her story of keeping hens

Three years ago, Anne was one of the first wave of middle-class town dwellers to buy a chicken coop and hens

Keeping hens: Three years ago, Anne was one of the first wave of middle-class town dwellers to buy a chicken coop and hens

The Fearnley, 1,280: The Taj Mahal for chickens, measuring 8ft by 6ft, it allows your chickens to roam freely, www.framebow.co.uk

The Fearnley, 1,280: The Taj Mahal for chickens, measuring 8ft by 6ft, it allows your chickens to roam freely, www.framebow.co.uk

Eglu cube, from 550: Houses up to 10 hens with slide-out droppings trays and hose-clean surface, www.omlet.co.uk

Eglu cube, from 550: Houses up to 10 hens with slide-out droppings trays and hose-clean surface, www.omlet.co.uk

The Nogg, 1950: Made from cedar wood, www.nogg.co.uk

The Nogg, 1950: Made from cedar wood, www.nogg.co.uk