chooks

Spring is a busy time in the chookyard

Spring poultry care

September 2020

Spring is a delightful time in the poultry yard with hens back on the lay and, for those who keep a rooster, perhaps even chicks to enjoy. These tips from Jessamy Miller will help you make the most of this time.

Chooks love a dust bath.

Buying chooks? Here's some tips

June 2020

If you are new to chook keeping, or thinking about adding some hens to your house, Jessamy Miller knows what to look for.

Hybrid hen

Hybrid hens

March 2018

Jessamy Miller explores the pros and cons of keeping hybrid chooks and how they stack up against pure breeds.

Chicken in nesting box

The best nest

June 2017

Jessamy Miller investigates nest boxes, from size and siting to keeping them clean, in the hen house.

 

Hen health checklist

March 2019

Observation is the key to success not only in your garden but for keeping your chooks healthy, writes Jessamy Miller.

 

 

 

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.

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