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A West Country website is having to upgrade equipment to keep up with demand for its streamed videos of chickens.

HenTV is run from a garden just outside Weston-Super-Mare. The site includes a gallery of chicken pics as well as the all-action live webcam. This carries still shots of chickens engaged in chicken-like activities like pecking at the ground, twitching their heads weirdly and scratching their feathers.

Adrian Collins set up the site some months ago but has seen a big jump in interest recently. The homepage claims almost 20, 000 visitors in the last two weeks. Collins is considering adding an infra-red camera to satisfy chicken fanciers who like watching in the dark.

Collins uses an ordinary CCTV webcam and TV aerial cable to link it to his computer via the TV card. His PC, running Windows XP Professional and WEbCamXP, acts as web server.

Visit our feathered friends here.

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