Cooped up: is coronavius lockdown a good time to start keeping chickens?

Cooped up: is coronavius lockdown a good time to start keeping chickens?

But Smith, Scott-Norman and RSPCA’s scientific officer Dr Sarah Babington all warn that a backyard chicken coop is not an easy egg fix, if the supermarket runs low.

Rescued dog with terminal cancer ticking off bucket list with help of owner

Rescued dog with terminal cancer ticking off bucket list with help of owner

The items range from shopping sprees and beach visits to a half-birthday party, in case she does not make it to her fifth birthday in June.Adorable Bumble enjoying a swim (Image: PA) A shopping spree in Pets At Home (Image: PA).

Dog left with scars due to a too-tight muzzle finds a forever home

Dog left with scars due to a too-tight muzzle finds a forever home

‘I felt really sorry for her when I saw her scarring and heard her story,’ said Ben. Mercedes – now called Sadie – has found a forever home (Picture: RSPCA)‘I was really sympathetic to what she’d been through and I think that’s really made me persist and spend lots of time helping her to settle and learn to trust people again.

Coronavirus UK: Dog helps neighbours deliver letters during pandemic

Coronavirus UK: Dog helps neighbours deliver letters during pandemic

Nugget is dropping off letters from Ava’s next door neighbour (Picture: Sarah Jayne)The coronavirus pandemic has revealed heroes across the world – like the woman in self-isolation who leaves packed lunches outside her house for strangers or the woman who gets her entire neighbourhood to sing for her fiancé’s 30th birthday .

Etsy is selling personalised plant pots which feature your dog’s face

Etsy is selling personalised plant pots which feature your dog’s face

These will definitely cheer you up (Picture: Meow3DStore/Etsy)If online shopping is helping you through this challenging time, then we’ve found a product that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face – a personalised puppy plant pot.

Good dog fetches bag of Cheetos from shop for his quarantined owner

Good dog fetches bag of Cheetos from shop for his quarantined owner

The goodest boy (Picture: Anthony Munoz)You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks but in the coronavirus pandemic even our furry friends are stepping up to the task.

Tiny paralysed chihuahua can now walk after getting 3D printed implant

Tiny paralysed chihuahua can now walk after getting 3D printed implant

Ping’s life was changed by the vet team (Picture: Hamlilton Specialist Referrals / SWNS Provider)Ping the chihuahua was paralysed from a young age, after his owner Zoe Cekalla noticed he was struggling to walk on all four legs at just four months old.

Get a pup/dog only if you are a responsible enough...

Get a pup/dog only if you are a responsible enough...

Little do they realise that keeping a dog requires hard work and one needs a tremendous amount of patience and time.Don’t adopt dogs because your children or you find them cute.

This hiking ferret has summited 11 of Colorado's highest peaks

This hiking ferret has summited 11 of Colorado's highest peaks

While Oliver sometimes hangs out in his ferret-sized tent, at night he cuddles with Lauren Smith in a sleeping bag.Lauren SmithIn winter, they spend a lot of time hiking in Utah since it’s not blisteringly hot as it is during summer months, and has less snow than Colorado.

Kratu the rescue dog who is rubbish at Crufts is back for 2020

Kratu the rescue dog who is rubbish at Crufts is back for 2020

This time the rescue pooch again struggles with the tunnel before grabbing one of the poles he is meant to be jumping over and running off with it, looking absolutely delighted with himself.

Britain's loneliest dog ooking for a home for 437 days after owner died

Britain's loneliest dog ooking for a home for 437 days after owner died

Diefer needs a home with experienced owners and no other pets or children (Picture: RSPCA/PA)Hayley says: ‘He would suit experienced owners who have an active lifestyle with lots of time to spend helping Diefer develop his education and training further.

Signs your dog is jealous of your partner

Signs your dog is jealous of your partner

‘Whether it’s biting chunks out of the sofa, clawing at the carpets or simply jumping on surfaces they know they’re not allowed on, wilfully disobedient or destructive behaviour in dogs demonstrates that they’re feeling neglected.

Dog adopts and feeds baby goat Rita after she was abandoned by mum

Dog adopts and feeds baby goat Rita after she was abandoned by mum

Farmer Glori Rushing, 18, said the minute Rita’s mum Smore refused to feed her, maternal Blizzie took over – jumping into the pen and carrying the kid to lay with her own puppies, who she’d given birth to just days before.

What Chotu taught me

What Chotu taught me

My school bus had come, so I left hastily hoping to find him at the very place when I came back.I used to shake the cat food box and he came running.No matter how much food I gave him, Chotu didn’t grow at all.

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Dogs 4 Rescue are helping Zach complete his bucket list (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)Grandad Zach the Staffie has Alzheimer’s and spondylosis, a spinal cord condition, and he doesn’t have much time left.

Service dog goes on his first trip to Build-A-Bear and it’s adorable

Service dog goes on his first trip to Build-A-Bear and it’s adorable

He’s currently in training to be an assistance dog and is picking things up fast.Kathryn is trying to train him for a whole range of scenarios and although he loved getting to pick up his own toy, it also means he’s ready to help his future owner pick things out when they go shopping.

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

A wallaby eats after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas.NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff fly with carrots and sweet potatoes before air-dropping them for animals in bushfire-stricken areas.

How a program where men walk dogs is helping mental health

How a program where men walk dogs is helping mental health

Rob Osman says dog Mali has helped him with both his mental and physical health.Courtesy of Rob OsmanOsman also hopes that "Dudes and Dogs" can help normalize mental health care for men.

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

A bag for life that’s keeping its promise

• Re purchases outlasting purchasers (Letters , 8 January), when the charge for shopping bags was introduced, a young lady at the checkout in a well known store asked me if I wanted a 5p bag or a “bag for life”.

Depressed dad saves dogs from killing stations to cope with empty nest syndrome

Depressed dad saves dogs from killing stations to cope with empty nest syndrome

He sadly passed away a few years ago (Picture: SWNS)Paul has since said all three dogs have completely transformed his life and his mental health helping him feel needed again.

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