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 […]
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 […]
Sweetie (chook on the left) has a dirty behind – a possible sign of worms. If I get in quick, I’ll save the day with herbs! Spring’s a common time for worms, so lets be prepared with some natural solutions. Worms are preventable. Here’s a checklist: • Keep their house clean and dry (I use […]
Chooks fit into an edible backyard like honey in tea. They’re everything the food gardener needs – a free weeding and bug hunting service, a regular supply of organic fertiliser – all this and eggs too. Come along and learn the basics of chicken-keeping.