Poultry & livestock

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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.

stinging nettle

Virtuous Weeds

Fri, 17/02/2012 - 11:09am

A week of rain, followed by a week of sun results in a massive crop of weeds in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garden. Can he turn a problem into a tasty solution?

One plucky ducky

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 9:54am

A new arrival is welcomed by not one, but two, surrogate mums, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Silver Grey Dorking Chickens

The Wonders of Chook Poo

Wed, 04/05/2011 - 12:01pm

Haven't started enjoying the benefits of the humble backyard chicken? Justin Russell celebrates the wonder that is chook manure.

A mother hen sat on duck eggs and hatched her very own little duckling!

Mother hen has a duckling

Sun, 19/12/2010 - 11:51am

Chooks love their babies – no matter what they look like, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Grand poultry design

Grand poultry design

Mon, 01/03/2010 - 4:19pm

Chook lover from birth, KATE FEAIN, tells the story of the 'Chook Clock' - her ultimate poultry house and garden design - then gives some more modest pointers on how to care for and house chooks...

Backyard beekeeping

Thu, 17/12/2009 - 2:59pm

It was a climactic moment when I strapped a beehive to the back of the ute and brought home 60,000 micro livestock. I almost felt like a real farmer. It was climactic because for years I've been...

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