Get The Chooks On The Job!

Every autumn I sow a mustard greencrop in the greenhouse beneath the tomatoes and peppers. Mustard for soil is like lemon juice for livers – a deep cleanse, (or biofumigant if you want the techy term). A soil cleanse like this is especially important where the solanaceae family (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants) has been. Come July, […]

In The Chookyard – Dustbath, Fresh Ground + A Video

  Fresh Ground Where are your chickens hanging out at the mo? I hope they’re not on muddy, bare ground… Unless your chooks are free ranging over a large area, it’s super important to move them about. Make it a two for one deal and get them  on the job. My chooks are gainfully employed […]

Make them love you with food.

Here are the newest additions to our chookyard, 3 Light Sussex hens. Gaining their trust right from the word go is high on the agenda, and this is me winning them over with sunflower seeds. A few days of seducing them with tasty tidbits and they’ll be running to me, instead of running away. It […]

Natural remedies for worms in Chooks

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. Prevention really is the best cure. Here’s how, on the whole, my chooks remain worm […]