In Jessamy Miller's article ‘Chicken Feed’ in Issue 124 we covered buying pellets or ready-mixed grain feeds for poultry. But if you want to go further, mixing your own feed means you know...
Observation is the key to success not only in your garden but for keeping your chooks healthy, writes Jessamy Miller.
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 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...
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...
If you are new to chook keeping, or thinking about adding some hens to your house, Jessamy Miller knows what to look for.
Winter chills and short days will have an effect on your chooks, writes Jessamy Miller.
Hot weather makes life difficult for everyone, including chooks. Jessamy Miller has some tips to help keep them cool.
Yes, you can have chickens in a small yard, writes Jessamy Miller, just pick the right type.
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.