Poultry & livestock

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.

 

How many chickens?

How many chickens...

May 2017

How many chickens can your space accommodate? Jessamy Miller explains.

Chickens make good neighbours if you follow some simple rules

Good chook neighbour

April 2017

Chickens are becoming more popular in urban areas. Jessamy Miller outlines tips to keep your neighbours on side.

rooster

Something to crow about

January 2017

It's the Year of the Rooster. Clearly there’s no better time to discuss the king of the fowl yard, says JESSAMY MILLER.

Incubator-hatched chickens

Egg-cellent incubating

November 2016

Want to try your hand at incubating chickens? Chook aficionado Jessamy Miller tells us how.

Silver Grey Dorking chicks

Raising rare poultry

May 2019

Rare poultry breeds are well worth your time, writes Jessamy Miller.

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.

 

 

 

Turkey poults

A Turkey Tale

February 2019

Jessamy Miller tells of the pleasures and pitfalls of raising baby turkeys.

Pocket-sized producers

February 2017

For a quail of a good time, try keeping these lively little egg layers that are well suited to small gardens, writes JESSAMY MILLER.

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