and our flock
Healthy chickens = healthy eggs. Simple.
We are an independent family business based in the Sunshine Coast Region of Australia.
After breeding heritage chickens for several years, we decided to embark on a business to supply quality tested systems for raising backyard chickens.
Our first waterer (and product) was designed by my husband out of necessity for our chooks, sourcing the tubs from a local Queensland manufacturer – who is still our supplier.
Our mission is to provide quality service and quality Australian chicken keeping products. We now supply a full range of equipment, quality feeds and treats for your poultry, in keeping with our ethos of using Australian, sustainable products wherever possible.
The Good Life Backyard is made possible with the help of all our family and our four children – right down to my seven-year-old son. We often think of ourselves as the ‘crazy chook’ family, it is a nickname we are proud of and one that has stuck!
At The Good Life Backyard, protecting our earth is at the heart of everything we do; we are proudly net-zero and reuse every piece of packaging onsite, reducing our carbon footprint from coop-to-coop.
We take climate action seriously. We have partnered with Australia’s most trusted source of biodiverse carbon offsets, Greenfleet, a leading environmental non-profit organisation.
Every year, The Good Life Backyard offsets the carbon emissions of its E-Commerce shipments by planting native forests around Australia with Greenfleet.
For every new customer, we plant five native trees with Greenfleet to help restore native forests around the country.
This year we are introducing 100% compostable bags for all our natural blends, seeds, feeds and treat ranges.
1. Everyone is welcome. We’re an inclusive crowd, proud of the sense of belonging we infuse. Diversity brings us together to learn and grow. Every individual is respected, supported and appreciated for their unique contribution, diverse talents and for being themselves.
2. Diversity and inclusion are vital to the success of The Good Life Backyard. I work with people from all backgrounds, beliefs and experiences. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be themselves and be valued for their differences. It’s what makes our world go around.
3. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
Rusty the Rooster
Rusty is the leader of the flock. He loves his family and protects them with all his might.
Rusty loves foraging for bugs, especially worms. His favourite product is our ‘Insect Mix’
Daisy the Hen
Daisy is mumma chook. Her flock follow her around learning from everything she does.
Daisy loves eating chickory and herbs from the garden. Her favourite product is our ‘Herb Blend’ mixed through her food daily.
Rascal the cockerel
Rascal is the oldest child. He is headstrong and bossy. He loves learning all that rusty does, especially dust bathing with the younger chickens. Rascals favourite is our DE, it keeps him mite and lice free. Can you find him on this page?!
Chickadee the chick
Chickadee is the new chick in the flock. Loved by all, and cute as a button. She spends her days munching on chick starter and our chickblend.
Eddie is the crazy older brother of Rusty. What a sense of humour he has! He is always keeping the flock entertained. He especially loves playing with the ‘vege basket toy’. It’s like a chicken piñata!