Poultry & livestock

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.

Chickens make good neighbours if you follow some simple rules

Good chook neighbour

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 8:00am

Chickens are becoming more popular in urban areas. Jessamy Miller outlines tips to keep your neighbours on side.

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.

Chicken christmas gifts

Festive gifts for chickens

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 3:35pm

Deck the halls with gifts for your chickens, and you'll have a very merry hen house, 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.