Got weeding to do? Get a chicken!

Every autumn I sow a mustard greencrop in the greenhouse. Mustard for soil is like lemon juice for livers – a deep cleanse. Come June when we’re done with the tomatoes and peppers I let the chickens loose amongst it. Don’t you just love seeing a chicken how nature intended, body lost in a jungle […]

January in the Chook Yard

Chooks don’t sweat. Imagine that in this heat! To make up for this fact you need to provide them with shade (and don’t skimp on it) summer through autumn. A dust bath (in the shade), fresh ground and a daily change of water help too. Put a dose of cider vinegar or garlic in their […]

Chooks Workshop

Come along and learn how to run a healthy, organic flock (no pellets required). We’ll be talking design, breeds, chook herbs, a natural chook breakfast, solving basic chook problems and most importantly how to lovingly cull. Two places left, so register today! April 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | $65.00 Chooks fit into an edible backyard like […]

Give your Chooks a Red Mite check this January

Red mite season is upon us! These tiny little red spiders will drive your chook nuts (imagining being crawled over all night long). Do check. Simply pull back the bedding in the egg box in the morning and you’ll see them scamper away, or you’ll see them on the eggs. Another check is to run […]