Poultry & livestock

backyard chook

Why keep chooks?

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 12:59pm

JESSAMY MILLER looks at the benefits of keeping chooks.

Jane and Lizzie feeding on microgreens

Micro meals for chooks

Thu, 19/06/2014 - 11:21am

Microgreens may be small on size but they are big on benefits for chooks, writes PENNY WOODWARD.

chook, high-vis jacket, chicken

Take your chooks and run!

Wed, 05/02/2014 - 2:37pm

When bushfires threatened guest blogger JACQUELINE SPEDDING decided to up chooks and run!




Shady chook pen

Help them in the heat

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 9:19am

PENNY WOODWARD explains that animals and birds suffer in the heat too.

chook pen, barnyard

Poultry planning

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 12:44pm

Want to get the most out of your feathered friends? JUSTIN RUSSELL gives you tips for managing chooks in an organic backyard.

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.