Poultry & livestock

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.

Chicken christmas gifts

Festive gifts for chickens

December 2016

Deck the halls with gifts for your chickens, and you'll have a very merry hen house, says JESSAMY MILLER.

The good egg on top layers

October 2016

How do you choose the best layers? JESSAMY MILLER shares her know-how, plus tips on keeping them in good health.

Pekin hen and chicks

Starting out with chooks

May 2016

There are many benefits to keeping chooks but be warned, says JESSAMY MILLER, they can be addictive. 

sick chook

Sick chooks

May 2016

JESSAMY MILLER explains how to care for a sick or injured chook.

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.

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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