Animals & Insects

Apple blossom

The birds and the bees

August 2015

JUSTIN RUSSELL discusses the birds, the bees and the mysteries of fruit tree pollination.  

nesting hen

Off the lay?

August 2015

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

July 2015

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

June 2015

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

May 2015

Meet and greet. JESSAMY MILLER's tips for how to introduce the new chooks on the block.

crowing hen

Cross-dressing chooks

March 2015

Alpha hens and cross-dressing chooks? JESSAMY MILLER investigates gender politics in the poultry yard.

Inventors Cedar and Stuart Anderson

The bees knees

February 2015

A sweet new Aussie invention is set to revolutionise the beekeeping world, as SIMON WEBSTER discovers.

'Pablo' puppy

Pets go organic

December 2014

More and more pet owners are turning to organic food and grooming products for their furry and feathered friends, writes KYLIE MCGREGOR.

bee on echinacea flower

A dying buzz

October 2014

Climate disruption and insecticides known as neonics are proving a deadly combination for bees, writes DR REESE HALTER.

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