PENNY WOODWARD explains that animals and birds suffer in the heat too.
Want to get the most out of your feathered friends? JUSTIN RUSSELL gives you tips for managing chooks in an organic backyard.
Roosters can only perform at peak levels for so long, SIMON WEBSTER reports.
At last, you can invite chooks into the house without worrying about the carpet (well, apart from the scratching), SIMON WEBSTER reports.
The best of more than 100 chook breeds are going on display in Melbourne, SIMON WEBSTER reports.
It’s important to make your chicken shed waterproof, SIMON WEBSTER reports.
Here's some more pictures of chickens, ducks, geese and other fowl that wouldn't fit in the Essential Guide: Backyard Chickens issue.
An untimely arrival has a tricky start to life, SIMON WEBSTER reports.
When choosing a chook for the backyard, MEGG MILLER recommends resilient, adaptable pure breeds. Plus, her top four Aussie heritage breeds.
A hen from a much-maligned breed is proving a great surrogate mum, SIMON WEBSTER reports.