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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...

Chicken Poo Guide

Your chicken’s poo will differ depending on what they eat and the season, but can also be an indicator of their health.  A good guide is to monitor your chickens poo and note any differences. By monitoring your chickens output, you can often get an early...

Moulting Season

Don't be alarmed if at this time of year (end of summer, beginning of autumn) you start to see feathers on the ground and sometimes naked chooks. For backyard chickens, shorter days often signal time for a break. Birds may stop laying eggs, lose old feathers and grow...

Which chickens lay coloured eggs?

Have you seen blue, green, pink or chocolate coloured eggs? Which chickens lay coloured eggs? Each chicken breed has specific genes which affect their eggshell colour.  Some say a hen's earlobe colour may be a clue as to the colour of egg that she will lay. Hens with...

Breeding Mealworms

Breeding mealworms is a lot of fun and much more cost effective the purchasing dried mealworms. If your chickens are anything like ours, then they love to eat mealworms. Mealworms are a healthy, nutritious snack that are full of protein which help your hens lay lots...

Top 6 Chicken Breeds Australia

Choosing a chicken breed for your backyard can be challenging. Generally, you can mix up the breeds to get a nice mix of layers and lap-sitters! Here are some of the most popular chicken breeds in Australia. ⭐Pekin Bantam Size: Small Temperament: Calm, friendly Egg...

How to make chalk with egg shells🥚

Has anyone tried this? A lot a fun, and a great re-use of egg shells. You will need: 10 egg shells 2 tspn of plain flour 4 tspn hot water food colouring paper towel Method: 1. Clean eggshells thoroughly, making sure that you remove the membrane and leave them to dry....

🌱Sprouting seeds🌱 for your chooks 🐔

  Have you noticed how popular microgreens and sprouts are these days? These food sources are often utilised as healthy food. Well, there is a good reason for it! And it certainly doesn’t only apply to people – chooks too! Do you find your chooks scratch through their...
Fermenting Chicken Feed

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

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

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...

Chicken Poo Guide

Chicken Poo Guide

Your chicken’s poo will differ depending on what they eat and the season, but can also be an indicator of their health.  A good guide is to monitor your chickens poo and note any differences. By monitoring your chickens output, you can often get an early...

Moulting Season

Moulting Season

Don't be alarmed if at this time of year (end of summer, beginning of autumn) you start to see feathers on the ground and sometimes naked chooks. For backyard chickens, shorter days often signal time for a break. Birds may stop laying eggs, lose old feathers and grow...

Which chickens lay coloured eggs?

Which chickens lay coloured eggs?

Have you seen blue, green, pink or chocolate coloured eggs? Which chickens lay coloured eggs? Each chicken breed has specific genes which affect their eggshell colour.  Some say a hen's earlobe colour may be a clue as to the colour of egg that she will lay. Hens with...