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Where can I buy a chicken in Australia

So the excitement is building. You are almost there. You have made or purchased a backyard chicken coop, chicken feeder, chicken drinker and roosting bedding; now you need the chickens. So you are probably wondering where can I buy chickens in Australia......

 

Do fresh eggs taste better?

So, let’s look at nutrition, taste, as well as the keeping-qualities. Let's find the answer to the question once and for all: are backyard eggs better than store eggs?......

 

Brown eggs vs White eggs so which is better

Some appear a brilliant white; others have a creamy shell, some are beige or brown in colour. So there is a bit of confusion which leaves people questioning, Are Brown Eggs Better? So we'd like to set the record straight on Brown eggs vs White eggs.....

 

Rat Proof Chicken Feeder

We have thousands of enquiries from customers looking to stop rats in their chicken pens. The first Question to answer is what the cause of the Rats is? Generally, it is due to using a cheap, poorly-designed chicken feeder. If the design of the Feeder is wrong, you will end up with Feed on the floor of the coop. Food attracts rats.......

 

The Problems with a Treadle Chicken feeder

A treadle feeder is generally a galvanised sheet metal feed box with a covered lid. The lid opens when a Hen stands on the treadle step. The concept has been around for many years. Available in different sizes to suit small, medium and large flock sizes. Despite the simplicity, the problems with a treadle chicken feeder are actually quite obvious......

 

Diagnosing the cause of Chicken Breathing Problems

Chickens have a complex respiratory system that is prone to disease and infection. It is for this reason that breathing problems are one of the first consequences of environmental stress.......

 

What to Feed Backyard Chickens and Hens

A balanced diet is essential for healthy, happy chickens. And if you keep chickens for the fresh eggs, you know that the quality and quantity of eggs produced is determined by the diet of your layers. But what is the best diet for laying hens.......


How to treat scaly leg mites on chickens naturally  

Scaly leg mites are a common parasite infecting chickens, poultry and birds. They cause irritation, itching and inflammation on the legs and feet of the birds, and if left untreated can lead to infection and lameness.......

Children with chickens