I LOVE my chickens during all seasons, but I have to say I’m not a fan of wading through snow to feed them and de-ice their drinkers — but there’s no getting away from it. They have to be tended to twice a day. I have about 20 chickens, but imagine if you had 54 and they were all paying guests expecting five-star luxury. That is exactly what David Roberts has to contend with every winter, as his The Chicken Hotel in Cornwall is a popular destination for chooks whose owners are getting away for the festive season. In a feature that kick starts our Christmas section, David divulges the Christmas day schedule for his feathered guests (page 4).
New this year to make your big day that extra bit special we have some amazing prizes for you to win in our Great Giveaway. Free to enter, turn to page 8, decide which chick gifts you would love, fill in the coupon and post it off. What could be simpler? Good luck!