Poultry & livestock

sick chook

Sick chooks

Mon, 02/05/2016 - 1:30pm

JESSAMY MILLER explains how to care for a sick or injured chook.

Autumn poultry care

Autumn poultry care

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 8:59am

JESSAMY MILLER describes some of the extra chores needed to care for your chooks in the Autumn months.

Hen and chicks

Broody hens

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 12:45pm

The warmer months often bring regular bouts of broodiness. JESSAMY MILLER lists some ways of de-brooding chickens.

Chooks at Christmas time

Chook care in busy periods

Tue, 15/12/2015 - 12:41pm

JESSAMY MILLER gives some handy hints to make life easier in the chook pen during the festive season and summer holidays.

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

How to stop crowing

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.