Poultry & livestock

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.

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.