Chick­Pix Read­ers’ photos

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El­liott Fox, who is pic­tured with his Pekin (above), stepped in to look af­ter his teacher, Mrs Cog­gins’s chick­ens dur­ing the sum­mer hol­i­days (above right). El­liott, who lives in Kirby Muxloe, Le­ices­ter­shire, loves chick­ens and al­ready has 16 of his own. “El­liott’s favourite chick is Mrs Cog­gins’s Laven­der Pekin,” said his mum, Karen. “His teacher said he could have it, but it’s a cock­erel and we are wor­ried about noise.”

Ruby Al­li­son, 11, who lives on a dairy farm in Long­stock, Hamp­shire, has a favourite hen called Lit­tle Ban­tam, who is 18 months old. “Lit­tle Ban­tam was broody this sum­mer and de­cided to sit on some duck eggs. Un­for­tu­nately she be­came grumpy and aban­doned them af­ter two weeks, but we love her all the same,” said Ruby.

Tony and Lind­say Welch of North Devon took on some feath­er­less ex-bats who have blos­somed into beau­ti­ful chick­ens un­der the cou­ple’s care. They spent the scorch­ing sum­mer of 2018 free rang­ing among the flower beds.

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