Whilst it’s true that chickens make fun, interesting companions, there are a whole host of other benefits of chook ownership. Hens are kept all across the country, from the humid regions in Darwin to the chilly climes of the Great Divide. Chickens have been with us since the arrival of the First Fleet. They give us delicious eggs, companionship, and a significant amount of help around the garden.
Chickens are a great addition to families, but there are some things that you'll need to consider carefully
This section of the guide is devoted to those who aren’t quite sure whether or not they’re going to welcome some chickens into their life. You might have other pets, you might live in a particularly hot area, or you might be nervous about your chook-keeping skills. Whatever the problem, this section aims to help. Read on for more information.