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How Best to Use Chicken Manure
Believe it or not, your chook’s manure is arguably more valuable than the amazing eggs...
Eggs on a tray
Let’s face it, the last thing you need is another job in your busy day....
Why sustainability is synonymous with backyard chooks
Reassuringly, as backyard hen owners, you’re already part of the movement of change-makers that comprise...
Cracking the Case of "Odd" Chicken Eggs
For keepers of backyard chickens, their children or grandchildren, the daily collection of fresh eggs...
Baby Chickens
It’s a fact that chickens don’t sweat (unlike us humans), so once temperatures rise above...
The Truth about Snakes and Chickens
In suburban Melbourne and its outer reaches, if you encounter a snake, it’s most likely...
Have you got a broody hen?
You’ve probably noticed that there’s a queue at the nesting boxes every morning lately thanks...
On Holiday
Heading off on holidays? Don't let your feathered friends become an afterthought! With a little...
The Importance of Using a Balanced Chicken Feed
Owning a backyard flock is certainly a wonderful experience, filled with fresh eggs, entertainment and...
Poultry Drinker
As the summer temperatures begin to rise, the well-being of your backyard chickens should be...
Protecting your Backyard Chickens from Melbourne Foxes
Foxes are everywhere and increasingly active in urban backyards throughout Melbourne and all other cities...
Creating a Dust Bath for Your Chickens: Benefits, Ingredients and Tips
If you are a chicken owner, you will likely have seen your hens digging a...
Chicken on grass
Now and again, egg-laying can just stop. Sometimes, it can be a struggle to find...
Seven Key Questions to Ask When Buying Hens from a "Chickens for Sale" Ad
Buying hens from a “chickens for sale” ad can be dangerous for the unprepared. There...
Understanding Chicken Feed: Types and Their Benefits
There is a range of options when it comes to providing your hens with their...

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Chicken eggs come in all shapes and sizes, with no single one identical to another....
When it comes to buying, building, or modifying a chicken coop for your backyard, there...
Keeping your hens warm, dry and comfortable in their chicken coop will significantly reduce the...
The European fox, introduced to Australia in the 1870s, has become one of the most...
There are a number of common health challenges that can affect backyard chickens. Like all...
Poultry lice and mites are common external parasites that you will often discover when keeping...
There are a number of predators in Australia that are keen on eating backyard chickens....
Hens can stop laying for a variety of reasons but some are more common than...

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Happy Chickens

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced chicken keeper, our e-book has something for you. Discover chicken breeds, feed, and coop setup for your flock, plus tips for keeping them healthy.