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The Orchard model

inFocus: Quality hen houses

Cherry Acres and the Clever Coop Company describe the hen housing services they offer

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Birds on woodchip - it helps keep the run dry

inFocus: A helping hand for hens during the winter

James Bezant, from Flyte so Fancy, gives some tips on keeping your birds happy during the cold winter months

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Ducks feeding from the hand

inFocus: Hen houses, poultry & feeds

Smallholder Range advise on keeping waterfowl, whilst Cyril Bason expound upon the wide range of poultry they supply customers

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Jim Vyse's standard duck house

Housing your ducks with Jim Vyse Arks

There are plenty of options available when looking at poultry houses. Jim Vyse offers a robust duck house that’s easy to maintain,

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Eco-friendly bedding with added eucalyptus

inFocus: Great products for keeping your chickens

From some interesting bedding alternatives to a way to stop rats stealing the feed, plus more products...

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Smart and very solid

A hen house to last

Solid and dependable - a Stables hen house

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Icelandic sheep

Which sheep breed should I choose for milking?

Which breed should you choose? That very much depends on your smallholding, says Tim Tyne. In this series, he is looking at various scenarios and recommending a breed to suit

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Dairy cows relax in pasture

Milk industry in turmoil

A price crash, with many dairy farmers giving up

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Richard and Jacqui Pilka with daughter, Sophia (4), and son Charlie (10 months) visit the poultry pen

Determined couple juggle jobs and their smallholding business

Meet a couple who transformed a dilapidated little farm into a thriving smallholding - while both of them held down full-time jobs. Sally Ashworth tells their remarkable story of hard work and determination.

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Kate cuddles a contented pig

Kate Humble: Reasons to be cheerful this January

There is much to enjoy about January if you only look for it, says Kate Humble

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The Orchard model

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Cherry Acres and the Clever Coop Company describe the hen housing services they offer

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£95 log splitter for runner up

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