Poultry & livestock

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.

Incubator-hatched chickens

Egg-cellent incubating

November 28, 2016

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

Pocket-sized producers

February 2, 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.

The good egg on top layers

October 10, 2016

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