Poultry & livestock

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Virtuous Weeds

February 2012

A week of rain, followed by a week of sun results in a massive crop of weeds in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garden. Can he turn a problem into a tasty solution?

One plucky ducky

November 2011

A new arrival is welcomed by not one, but two, surrogate mums, reports SIMON WEBSTER.

Silver Grey Dorking Chickens

The Wonders of Chook Poo

May 2011

Haven't started enjoying the benefits of the humble backyard chicken? Justin Russell celebrates the wonder that is chook manure.

Grand poultry design

Grand poultry design

March 2010

Chook lover from birth, KATE FEAIN, tells the story of the 'Chook Clock' - her ultimate poultry house and garden design - then gives some more modest pointers on how to care for and house chooks.

Backyard beekeeping

December 2009

It was a climactic moment when I strapped a beehive to the back of the ute and brought home 60,000 micro livestock. I almost felt like a real farmer. It was climactic because for years I've been reading books, watching DVDs and attending field days in anticipation of exactly this moment. Nevertheless, I felt woefully inexperienced to take on backyard beekeeping.

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