Animals & Insects

Chicken in purple nappy

Chickens in nappies

June 2013

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

May 2013

The best of more than 100 chook breeds are going on display in Melbourne, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

How to control ants organically

May 2013

Ants can be a real nuisance inside the home, but there’s no need to use highly toxic insecticides to control them, writes PHIL DUDMAN. Read on for some simple organic ant control strategies.

Paper wasps's nest

Organic strategies for household pests

May 2013

It’s one thing to be organic outside in the garden, but all too easy to slip into conventional thinking inside the house. JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines some basic strategies for organic pest control around the home.

Malay hen is on her game

November 2012

A hen from a much-maligned breed is proving a great surrogate mum, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

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