Tuesday, November 10, 2015
How to avoid the horror of mites in your hen house and your life!
Stuff worth knowing to get the best out of your commercial hybrids.
Feather pecking is a behavioural problem that occurs most frequently amongst domestic hens reared for egg production and amongst game birds (pheasant, partridge and quail) and water fowl.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
What you need to make your life easy when keeping chickens.
The Incredible Egg and what triggers your hen to lay it. Yay! The shortest day has past and from now on the days will be lengthening out and delighting us with more daylight hours.
Chickens are very social creatures. They are essentially flock birds and benefit from living in family groups. They prefer to live together and have a distinct hierarchical structure within their families and wider social circles.
Autumn is just around the corner (again!) Most of our heritage breed chooks will be going through their annual moult. Egg numbers will have dropped off dramatically or might have ceased.
Choosing the right chickens to suit your lifestyle, pocket and backyard or farmyard can be nerve wracking for most newbie chook owners. ‘Where do we start?”