BBC Radio 4 programme all about the fashion for keeping chickens in your back garden, a hobby which shows no sign of waning. Natalie Haynes has heard some dark rumours about the true habits of the hen. Can they be true? However her own knowledge is limited entirely to chicken lives in Ancient Rome. Natalie hears 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. Poultry and people can be very good for one another, but like any relationship it does require respect! Last broadcast on 29 March 2011 and produced by Christine Hall.