The iconic image of a mother hen, clucking gently to a clutch of adorable chicks, following her all around.  This is the stuff of…

  When I moved to this two-acre croft in Iowa, just outside Iowa City, I was pleased to become part of the management of a…

  Hens are fussy about their nests, just like any other bird.  Although there are many reasons why hens stop laying, dissatisfaction with their environment…

  The popularity of keeping chickens is undergoing a dramatic resurgence since the turn of the twenty-first century.  Laying hens are making appearances in astonishing…