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Thu 12 Jul 2012 21:00 BBC Radio 4

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 March 2011

Writer Natalie Haynes, who has heard some dark rumours about the true habits of the hen, meets some of the people and poultry involved in the fashion for keeping urban chickens. Her own chicken knowledge being limited entirely to their lives in Ancient Rome, she seeks information from chicken breeders and keepers; but perhaps the most keen insight is from ornithologist Mark Cocker, who explains how things look from the chickens' own perspective.

Producer Christine Hall.


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