Poultry & livestock

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.

Cross-breed hatcheries

Sat, 29/09/2012 - 10:16am

In the latest issue of Organic Gardener, MEGG MILLER recommends resilient, adaptable pure breeds when choosing chooks for the back-yard.

Cross-breed poultry are also available from a...

Ramps provide easy access to water and prevent leg injuries to ducks.

Ducks fit the bill

Sat, 02/06/2012 - 11:47am

Are you looking for a natural slug, snail and grasshopper destroyer? Something that will also provide eggs and manure? The duck is your answer, writes PAUL HEALY.