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How to snake-proof the chicken coop

Signs you may have a snake around: You find regurgitated eggshells or snakeskin.There’s a dead chicken with a wet head. This is a sign that a snake tried eating the chicken but couldn’t swallow it.Chicks or chickens missing Snakes come into the coop for only three...

How to fox proof the chicken coop

Unfortunately, there are many chicken predators in Australia. Here's how to best fox proof your chicken coop. The European fox was introduced into Australia in the early 1870’s for the purpose of fox hunting. Not surprisingly, the fox population exploded since that...

First aid for chickens

Chickens are like all other animals that can become injured or sick and require immediate care in order to recover.  A fight can occur between birds causing injury, or your bird could be attacked by a predator. You can easily do the basics with a few pointers....

Why isn’t my chicken laying eggs?

If you’ve noticed a decline or complete stop in egg production, or maybe your chicken hasn't started laying, it can be confusing and concerning. There are many reasons your chicken isn't laying eggs, and it‘s usually easy to identify the cause. Young age A good sign...

Apple Cider Vinegar for chickens

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) can work wonders for your chooks - naturally! It can be used to help ward off infection by boosting the immune system. Unpasteurised is the best. It's this raw, unprocessed type that contains the "mother". The "mother" develops during...

Keeping ducks with chickens

Keeping ducks with chickens is not only possible but a lot of fun. It has often been said that chickens are the gateway animal to farming! Raising ducks or raising chickens is becoming a far more frequently asked question. Backyard chicken keeping has been popular for...

Chicken Treat Recipe – Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil  1/4 cup honey  2 eggs  1/2 cup flour  1/2 cup wheat germ  1/2 cup cornflour  1 teaspoon baking soda  1 teaspoon ground cinnamon  3 cups old-fashioned oats  Optional: 1 cup raisins or sultana 1/2 cup chopped nuts 1/2 cup...

Fermenting Chicken Feed

Fermented chicken feed is probiotics for your chicken. It’s a wet mash created by lactic acid fermentation (the same type of fermentation as naturally occurs in sauerkraut). Just like kraut, it contains all the bacteria that’s good for your...

How to reduce flies in the chicken coop

If you have chickens, you probably have flies. They’re pesky, disease-ridden, and abundant. Once they invade, they’re quick to colonise and almost impossible to exterminate. Flies thrive in warm, humid, and smelly conditions. They tend to congregate in areas where...

Homemade Coop Cleaning Recipe

It is so important to keep a clean coop and we have some fabulous ready made cleaning options available. However, if you want a completely natural homemade cleaner we can also help. Why not try our homemade coop cleaning recipe? Ingredients: 6 grapefruit or 8 oranges...
How to snake-proof the chicken coop

How to snake-proof the chicken coop

Signs you may have a snake around: You find regurgitated eggshells or snakeskin.There’s a dead chicken with a wet head. This is a sign that a snake tried eating the chicken but couldn’t swallow it.Chicks or chickens missing Snakes come into the coop for only three...

How to fox proof the chicken coop

How to fox proof the chicken coop

Unfortunately, there are many chicken predators in Australia. Here's how to best fox proof your chicken coop. The European fox was introduced into Australia in the early 1870’s for the purpose of fox hunting. Not surprisingly, the fox population exploded since that...

First aid for chickens

First aid for chickens

Chickens are like all other animals that can become injured or sick and require immediate care in order to recover.  A fight can occur between birds causing injury, or your bird could be attacked by a predator. You can easily do the basics with a few pointers....

Why isn’t my chicken laying eggs?

Why isn’t my chicken laying eggs?

If you’ve noticed a decline or complete stop in egg production, or maybe your chicken hasn't started laying, it can be confusing and concerning. There are many reasons your chicken isn't laying eggs, and it‘s usually easy to identify the cause. Young age A good sign...

Apple Cider Vinegar for chickens

Apple Cider Vinegar for chickens

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) can work wonders for your chooks - naturally! It can be used to help ward off infection by boosting the immune system. Unpasteurised is the best. It's this raw, unprocessed type that contains the "mother". The "mother" develops during...

Keeping ducks with chickens

Keeping ducks with chickens

Keeping ducks with chickens is not only possible but a lot of fun. It has often been said that chickens are the gateway animal to farming! Raising ducks or raising chickens is becoming a far more frequently asked question. Backyard chicken keeping has been popular for...