Pāmu Heihei Tihohehohe

We set up a backyard chicken coop and leisure area by converting an old playhouse into a coop, whacked a few warratahs around, attached some chicken wire and bought six highlay birds from a battery chicken farm. It's our way of fighting back against rising food costs.

One-hundred-and-sixty eggs in the backyard coop and counting...but the chickens are jumping the wire and getting a bit too free range for our liking. We've got some tips on how to stop your hens from escaping, and we answer some of your other questions- like what to do with your hens if you're going away on holiday?