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.


nesting hen

Off the lay?

August 17, 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 6, 2015

While it may be cute, an upcycled water tank doesn’t make a very good hen house, writes JESSAMY MILLER.

Blackie rugs up

Cool chicks

June 24, 2015

Winter isn’t the most pleasant time in the poultry yard, but JESSAMY MILLER has some hot tips for cool chicks.

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.

'Pablo' puppy

Pets go organic

December 22, 2014

More and more pet owners are turning to organic food and grooming products for their furry and feathered friends, writes KYLIE MCGREGOR.