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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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ECO GREEN FESTIVAL

Posted on November 16, 2017 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)


ECO is the abbreviation for Ecology:

the branch of science that connects all living things in the biosphere of earth. 

Not at all ECO in the meaning of Economy.

In fact the Festival was FREE information, advice, and entertainment for all attending. 

The pavillions withstood the early morning easterly gusts and there was a reasonable turn out

Our pavillion had an example of the fabulous wood an asphalt roof coop and plenty of&...

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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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