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Warming Food for Hens - Prevent Moulting

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 10:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 


Noticing shorter daylight hours and colder nights? Your Hens Are Too!

As winter approaches many hens lose their feathers, this is called moulting. We have never experienced this with our hens. Although we did have one broody hen lose hers. So how come our hens don't moult their feathers due to cold?


 

Calories are used in the body to keep warm, all those contractions while you shive...

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EGGS - WHO NEEDS THEM

Posted on March 10, 2020 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 EGGS – YOU NEED THEM     The most abundant of SUPERFOODS, eggs contain the 9 essential amino acids. They are called essential as your body must get them from YOUR DIET and can’t make them. You may have heard of a few: Lysine to heal cold sores, L tryptophan to calm the mood. You NEEDS them to:

• Break down food

• Grow

• Repair body tissue

• Perform many vital body functions

Eggs are on...

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Winner Winner - Chicken Win

Posted on February 18, 2020 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

CELEBRATE OUR 7th YEAR 

In appreciation to all the wonderful people who have joined us during the years.

You know who you are:

the families who decided you wanted the kids to understand where eggs come from.

The men and women who wanted to surprise their partners on their birthdays and Christmas.

The Nanna and Grandads that wanted their grandys to enj...

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Not so mighty MITES

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

My intention with this post is to encourage an exchange of information regarding pesky mites.

These critters are so tiny, you likely will not see them on your chickens.

BUT you will see their handy work... 

IF your gals legs are not smooth and youthful, but are rather bulging and have a dry look, this is evidence of mite infestation. 

IT is

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CARING IN THE HOT MONTHS

Posted on December 15, 2017 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Chickens are resiliant animals, they have to be, to have survived changing habitats and climates for millions of years.

Scientific Journals have asserted that they are the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus Rex! 

They have a very clever design, where both excretory functions are combined into one. The purpose of this is to allow the birds to be lightweight for flight, without excess weight involved in fluid...

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PLANT THERAPY FOR CHOOKS

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

SIMPLE TRIED AND TRULY EFFECTIVE

Our ancestors have used LAVENDER to provide stress release, calm their burns, and as a pesticide. 

Similarly ROSEMARY wards of insects such as the common poultry mite. Rosemary also assists the memory, maybe not so essential for your hens, but a great benefit for us humans with our hectic activities. 

TEA TREE is both anti bacterial and ANTI VIRAL. The listed benefits are just a few, of the wonderful assistance plants can give. If ...

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POCKET MONEY PURCHASE 23 August 2017

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Kids spend their pocket money on what we adults often consider 'plastic rubbish'... and isn't there a lot of it!

Colourful and cute it beckons from the shop shelf, then it joins a collection in the toy box, in the bin, and then ultimately into landfill where it remains for decades or beyond.

It was with great delight that I delivered to a young 9 year old girl. She had been patiently saving her pocket money until she asked her Mum to contact Chooks In The City and ask ...

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GOOD Odd EGGS 25 September, 2017

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Isa Brown chickens lay consistently from about the age of 6 months. Usually the first 18 months of their laying career is prolific.

Your 2 hens will likely fill an egg carton with beautiful fresh eggs within the space of a week.

Consider the egg: it is packed full of vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, gives a huge protein hit and healthy cholesterol for your nerve coatings. A true gift from your chickens.

Occasionally I am asked "Is a rooster needed for e...

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TREATS FOR CHICKS 1 September, 2017

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Birds like grains and seeds right? Your chickens really want you to know what treats they get excited about. My hens favourite treat is Cat Biscuits. They get into a frenzy and frantically peck them up, they make me think of an over-wound wind up toy.

My gals discovered the cat bowl hidden in the laundry, and would charge down the pathway, down to the laundry door every time they heard the door open. Opportunists!!

When you consider what cats need, it's low salt and ...

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