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, […]

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 […]

The Chook Workshop

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.

November in the Chookyard

Soaking grains to feed your chooks makes them super nourishing and easy to digest (the two things go hand in hand). Chooks eat less soaked grains than dry, a sign they are being nourished. Sure its a bit of extra effort, but if you’re eating the eggs don’t you want them to be little super […]