Poultry & livestock

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.

Pocket-sized producers

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 9:00am

For a quail of a good time, try keeping these lively little egg layers that are well suited to small gardens, writes JESSAMY MILLER.


Something to crow about

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 5:43pm

It's the Year of the Rooster. Clearly there’s no better time to discuss the king of the fowl yard, says JESSAMY MILLER.

Incubator-hatched chickens

Egg-cellent incubating

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 12:23pm

Want to try your hand at incubating chickens? Chook aficionado Jessamy Miller tells us how.