Poultry & livestock

Shady chook pen

Help them in the heat

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 9:19am

PENNY WOODWARD explains that animals and birds suffer in the heat too.

chook pen, barnyard

Poultry planning

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 12:44pm

Want to get the most out of your feathered friends? JUSTIN RUSSELL gives you tips for managing chooks in an organic backyard.

Chicken in purple nappy

Chickens in nappies

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 10:40pm

At last, you can invite chooks into the house without worrying about the carpet (well, apart from the scratching), SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Chicken breeds on show

Wed, 22/05/2013 - 12:14pm

The best of more than 100 chook breeds are going on display in Melbourne, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

More fowl

Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:41pm

Here's some more pictures of chickens, ducks, geese and other fowl that wouldn't fit in the Essential Guide: Backyard Chickens issue.


Heritage hens

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:01pm

When choosing a chook for the backyard, MEGG MILLER recommends resilient, adaptable pure breeds. Plus, her top four Aussie heritage breeds.

Malay hen is on her game

Thu, 15/11/2012 - 12:53pm

A hen from a much-maligned breed is proving a great surrogate mum, SIMON WEBSTER reports.