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Posts Tagged ‘The Good Life’

Are garden hens spreading disease?

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Gardeners who seek the Good Life by keeping chickens in gardens are responsible for shocking breaches of animal welfare standards, say experts.
The Royal Veterinary College in London warned that amateur chicken-keepers risk spreading disease through a lack of knowledge.
It is estimated that 500,000 households now keep garden hens – which could pose a big health threat to the poultry industry.

Tenants demand veg plots at rented homes

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Forget double glazing, off-street parking and an en-suite bathroom: tenants are demanding gardens to grow-their-own, claims an estate agent.
Letting agent Belvoir says that compost bins, water butts and veg gardens are high on wish lists of people looking to rent a property.
Until now, it has mainly been homeowners who have embraced The Good Life by setting up kitchen gardens in…