Poultry & livestock

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.

The good egg on top layers

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 1:53pm

How do you choose the best layers? JESSAMY MILLER shares her know-how, plus tips on keeping them in good health.

Pekin hen and chicks

Starting out with chooks

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 1:35pm

There are many benefits to keeping chooks but be warned, says JESSAMY MILLER, they can be addictive. 

sick chook

Sick chooks

Mon, 02/05/2016 - 1:30pm

JESSAMY MILLER explains how to care for a sick or injured chook.

Autumn poultry care

Autumn poultry care

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 8:59am

JESSAMY MILLER describes some of the extra chores needed to care for your chooks in the Autumn months.

Hen and chicks

Broody hens

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 12:45pm

The warmer months often bring regular bouts of broodiness. JESSAMY MILLER lists some ways of de-brooding chickens.

Chooks at Christmas time

Chook care in busy periods

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 12:41pm

JESSAMY MILLER gives some handy hints to make life easier in the chook pen during the festive season and summer holidays.

nesting hen

Off the lay?

Mon, 17/08/2015 - 1:27pm

Chooks laying yet? It’s the question on everyone’s lips as spring approaches, writes JESSAMY MILLER.

Kids and chooks make great friends

Tanks, but no tanks

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 11:40am

While it may be cute, an upcycled water tank doesn’t make a very good hen house, writes JESSAMY MILLER.