Articles by Jessamy Miller

Hen health checklist

February 2021

Observation is the key to success not only in your garden but for keeping your chooks healthy, writes Jessamy Miller.

 

 

 

Heritage hens

February 2021

Heritage poultry breeds are slow-growing, long-laying and one of the keys to our long-term food security, writes Jessamy Miller. The Astralorp is one of our favourites.

Chooks love foraging for bugs.

Can you feed your chooks on insects alone?

October 2020

Chooks love foraging for bugs in the garden, but poultry can’t live on insects alone, and some invertebrates are better choices than others. Our chook expert, Jessamy Miller, talks snails, worms and slugs.

Spring is a busy time in the chookyard

Spring poultry care

September 2020

Spring is a delightful time in the poultry yard with hens back on the lay and, for those who keep a rooster, perhaps even chicks to enjoy. These tips from Jessamy Miller will help you make the most of this time.

Chooks love a dust bath.

Buying chooks? Here's some tips

June 2020

If you are new to chook keeping, or thinking about adding some hens to your house, Jessamy Miller knows what to look for.

Happy hydrated hens

February 2020

Hot weather makes life difficult for everyone, including chooks. Jessamy Miller has some tips to help keep them cool.

Small space chicken keeping

October 2019

It’s possible to keep chickens even in a handkerchief sized backyard if you use the space wisely and pick the right type of fowl.

Silver Grey Dorking chicks

Raising rare poultry

May 2019

Rare poultry breeds are well worth your time, writes Jessamy Miller.

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