Poultry & livestock

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.

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.