A gallery of photos
Debbie Adams, from Billericay in Essex writes: “We started keeping chicken about nine months ago and our grandchildren have a chicken each. When they are over they collect the eggs and learn how to care for the chickens. It’s important for children to learn where their food (eggs) comes from.” Pictured are Preston, holding Honey, and behind him Mason holding Layla.
David Wilshin from Ely, Cambridgeshire, sent us this photo of his eight-year-old daughter Evie giving Cuckoo a cuddle and stroke. David tells us: “This chicken is so friendly and would happily sit there all day!”
Ged Sloan from Middlesbrough took this photograph of his Silke hen with chicks from a different breed whose eggs she had hatched. He calls the photo: “Where are you, sis?”
Jane Morgan, from Betteshanger in Kent, writes: “We bought and converted a shed into a luxurious coop for our girls and in the first attempt of encouraging them in I got this picture of Dhansak and Bhatti deep in conversation before entering.”
Lois Pugh from Suffolk writes: “These are our girls (left to right) Raquel, Marlene, Cassandra and Elsie. They are the most amusing bunch of girls and always put a smile on our faces.”
Serena Harborne from Warwickshire says: “This is my daughter Arabella sharing a sunny day with her favourite rescue hen Sparkle.”