CHICKENS ON AIR AT THE BBC!

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Steve Brookes BBC presenter with Nettex polutry care productsPoultry care specialist Nettex is giving BBC Gardening presenter Steve Brookes a helping hand as his Charity Garden Project makes its foray into chicken keeping.

Reflecting the huge upsurge and enthusiasm for keeping chickens in the nation’s back gardens, nine chickens arrived at the charity project’s Stratford-upon-Avon garden on 22nd March. Nettex is supporting the project by donating free health and nutrition products.

“We are thrilled that Nettex has been so generous in providing products to help our new chickens survive and flourish. It is so much appreciated,” said Steve Brookes, who has been a BBC gardening presenter and consultant for the past 20 years.

Steve’s Charity Garden Project will host open days throughout the year. Public donations at these open days and the money generated by sales of eggs, plants and honey from bees also kept in the garden help raise much needed funds for the Greenfingers charity. The charity builds magical gardens at children’s hospices around the UK to give life-limited youngsters and their families much needed peaceful green spaces.

Listeners to Steve Brookes’ Sunday BBC Radio gardening phone-in show will be kept up to speed on the progress of the new chickens and encouraged to take up the hobby.