Poultry & livestock

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.

Keeping your chooks safe

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

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.

Chicken in nesting box

The best nest

Wed, 28/06/2017 - 2:40pm

Jessamy Miller investigates nest boxes, from size and siting to keeping them clean, in the hen house.


How many chickens?

How many chickens...

Sun, 14/05/2017 - 1:57pm

How many chickens can your space accommodate? Jessamy Miller explains.

Chickens make good neighbours if you follow some simple rules

Good chook neighbour

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 8:00am

Chickens are becoming more popular in urban areas. Jessamy Miller outlines tips to keep your neighbours on side.