My top 10 healthy chook essentials

Keeping chooks in good nick is a matter of pride don’t you think. A vibrant comb, bright eyed + alert, productive + a bit cheeky – this is how we want our chooks to roll. The thing is chooks are really vulnerable to parasites – internal and external when in captivity, so today I want […]

It’s red mite season – check your chookhouse!

Summer is red mite season, so today I want to encourage you to check your chook house. Tonight! Without delay! Red mites are nocturnal parasities that live in the walls and come out at night to feed on your chooks. Little devils! Because they aren’t about in the daytime, you can have low level infestation […]

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 […]