Chicken in nesting box

The best nest

June 28, 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 14, 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 3, 2017

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


Something to crow about

January 30, 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.

established flock

New chook on the block

May 8, 2015

Meet and greet. JESSAMY MILLER's tips for how to introduce the new chooks on the block.

crowing hen

Cross-dressing chooks

March 23, 2015

Alpha hens and cross-dressing chooks? JESSAMY MILLER investigates gender politics in the poultry yard.

travelling with chooks

Travelling with chooks

January 23, 2015

When travelling with chooks take care packing, writes JESSAMY MILLER.

chook, high-vis jacket, chicken

Take your chooks and run!

February 5, 2014

When bushfires threatened guest blogger JACQUELINE SPEDDING decided to up chooks and run!