Animals & Insects

Autumn poultry care

Autumn poultry care

March 2016

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

Hen and chicks

Broody hens

December 2015

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

December 2015

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

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.

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