Chickens aren't difficult to look after, all they require is a constant supply of water and regular food. As Martyn Loach explains, you should keep an eye open for any ailments, and they'll need to be cleaned out once a week.
Another culinary competition sizzles onto our screens this Friday with the arrival of 'BBQ Champ'. Nathan James Dodd reports that eight amateurs will be competing for a £25,000 cash prize.
Myleene Klass will be presenting the show, with Man v Food star Adam Richman and chef Mark Blatchford as judges.
Every week there will be two challenges with the losing competitor, who fails to cut the mustard with a mouth watering masterpiece or classic offering, departing at the end of the day.
In the first week, each chef has 1¾ hours to create a dish that reflects their personality.
A youth worker comes up with Brixton Jerk Chicken, while pink Himalayan salt-encrusted sea bass is another offering competing against an intriguingly named 'I Found a Dinosaur' dish.
The second half of the programme relocates to a farm where the challenge is to cook a barbecue buffet from ingredients only available from the farm shop.
18.5million Brits own a BBQ and if you're planning one for the weekend, they'll be lots of inspiration as the usual BBQ staples such as burgers, steaks and ribs tend to be consigned to the back burner.
More innovative fare is featured including crab, chipotle sauce, souffles and even smoke infused strawberries, these and a few other concoctions are likely to give you fresh ideas for your own barbecue.
BBQ Champ is on ITV1 for five weeks starting on Friday 31st July at 9.00 – 10.00.
There's no doubt that television provides gardeners with inspiration, tips and good ideas, that's why we're all looking forward to new programmes and the return of old favourites during 2019.
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Although snow has arrived at the garden centre, we will be receiving new stock during February in readiness for spring which hopefully is just around the corner, and David Coton suggests the jobs you should be tackling in the garden this month.
Wood burners and open fires that require a good supply of dry, well seasoned wood, have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Log stores have therefore become increasingly essential and David Coton explains the differences between the many that are now available.