Poultry & livestock

Chooks love a dust bath.

Our Essential Chook Keeping Guide

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 2:56pm

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

Caring for chooks in winter

Thu, 04/06/2020 - 5:35pm

Winter chills and short days will have an effect on your chooks, writes Jessamy Miller.

Poultry water should be clean enough for you to drink.

Happy hydrated hens

Tue, 11/02/2020 - 4:29pm

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

Bantams are well suited to small spaces.

Keeping chooks in small spaces

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 2:11pm

Yes, you can have chickens in a small yard, writes Jessamy Miller, just pick the right type.

Small space chicken keeping

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 11:08am

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.

Keeping your chooks safe

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 12:35pm
Jessamy Miller explains how to keep pathogens and other nasties away from your poultry.
Silver Grey Dorking chicks

Raising rare poultry

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 2:09pm

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

Hen health checklist

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 4:50pm

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




Turkey poults

A Turkey Tale

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 5:37pm

Jessamy Miller tells of the pleasures and pitfalls of raising baby turkeys.

Hybrid hen

Hybrid hens

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 12:56pm

Jessamy Miller explores the pros and cons of keeping hybrid chooks and how they stack up against pure breeds.