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    Charles Dowding writes for Country Smallholding

    APRIL 14, 2014: Charles Dowding has become a leading name in gardening circles. A proponent of organic growing and the 'no-dig' method, he has now published five books. Charles starts writing for Country Smallholding about organic growing from our May issue. We are also giving away six of his books in a competition! Here is an introduction from Charles

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    The townie pigs

    MAR 11, 2014: LIZ SHANKLAND discovers how urban pig keeping can work – even in the garden of a des-res in a sought-after location

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    Tunnel vision

    The Rookies - Andy Richards and Adam Willcox - have just set up their first polytunnel at their smallholding in Snowdonia National Park. They describe the process

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Vet's Forum

    Word of warning on cockerels

    Q- I have been told a cockerel will make my hens happier and more productive, but my children love collecting eggs, and I’ve heard cockerels can be aggressive. Could a person actually be harmed by a chicken? Kay Flowers, Sussex

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    Quandry about hatching Khaki Campbell eggs

    Q- We have a (young) sitting Khaki Campbell, and a big rat problem. We’d really like to pinch the eggs to incubate at home (in our new secondhand Polyhatch incubator), but don’t know  how long she’s been sitting, and,  therefore, when to stop turning the eggs once they are in the incubator.  Also, I'm worried she's sitting on too many and the bottom ones are chilling. Any eggs we hatch out at our plot get attacked by rats, so I don’t much fancy the ducklings’ chances au naturel. Do  you have any suggestions?
    Alistair Abbott, via email

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