Poultry & livestock

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.

Blackie rugs up

Cool chicks

Wed, 24/06/2015 - 3:18pm

Winter isn’t the most pleasant time in the poultry yard, but JESSAMY MILLER has some hot tips for cool chicks.

established flock

New chook on the block

Fri, 08/05/2015 - 11:36am

Meet and greet. JESSAMY MILLER's tips for how to introduce the new chooks on the block.

crowing hen

Cross-dressing chooks

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 2:39pm

Alpha hens and cross-dressing chooks? JESSAMY MILLER investigates gender politics in the poultry yard.

travelling with chooks

Travelling with chooks

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 4:16pm

When travelling with chooks take care packing, writes JESSAMY MILLER.

Jane and Lizzie feeding on microgreens

Micro meals for chooks

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:21am

Microgreens may be small on size but they are big on benefits for chooks, writes PENNY WOODWARD.

chook, high-vis jacket, chicken

Take your chooks and run!

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 2:37pm

When bushfires threatened guest blogger JACQUELINE SPEDDING decided to up chooks and run!




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.