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Chicken suffering at the low end of the pecking order

I really need some advice from anyone who's had some experience with this issue. One of my chickens is being picked on by all the others by pecking at its toes till they bleed. I've separated the chicken, cleaned and bandaged its toe and am waiting for some advice on how I can fix the problem before I put it back in with the others. I've heard of it being because of boredom, if this is correct, I'd love some advice on how to "entertain" them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Jim
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Growing Potatoes in a Bag

In this episode, Jim shows you a few things about growing potatoes in pre-made bags. You can apply the same principles to growing them in the soil, a container or an old potting mix bag. It's easy and it takes up very little space. Why not give it a go?
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Building a Raised Bed

In this episode, we show you how we built Jim's raised beds. Materials used: 3m ACQ (CCA Alternative) treated pine sleepers (www.epa.gov (Bed dimensions 3m x 1m) 100mm galv batton screws (to bind the sleepers) 50x50x600mm hardwood surveyencing pegs (to pin the two layers of sleepers together & to secure the bed to the ground) 75mm outdoor suitable wood screws (to pin the sleepers to the pegs)
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