What should you feed your Chooks?

What should you feed your Chooks?

  • Posted by pete
  • On October 3, 2015
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  • bad chook food, chook food, good chook food
This infographic from www.hobbyfarms.com provides some interesting insights into what and what you should and shouldn’t fed your chooks. Foods that you definitely should not be feeding to your chooks includes: avocado skin and seed candy, chocolate (unlikely to be fed to chooks in our household!) and sugar citrus cut grass – interesting! short grass […]
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Urban Farming Irrigation

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 27, 2015
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  • Urban Farming Irrigation
Given our garden is in the dryest State of Australia, irrigation is absolutely essential. Water is a precious and increasingly expensive commodity so here’s our approach to try to keep our garden viable without being an outrageously expensive. Dripper system We use an inline dripper system that waters nearly every plant in the garden. Its normally connected […]
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Stella Cherry blossoms

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 27, 2015
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  • Stella Cherry
Our Stella Cherry has burst into blossom to celebrate spring. Now in its 3rd year, and originally from Perrys Fruit and Nut, we’re hoping for a good harvest this year. Last year it was a sizable bowl full but they disappeared very quickly 😉 so this year we’re hoping for a much bigger crop – […]
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Chooks

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 27, 2015
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  • chooks, ISA brown chickens
Chooks are a very important part of our Urban Farm. We’ve had these beautiful creatures for several years now turning seed and garden scraps into eggs and fertiliser. There’s nothing better than home grown eggs. ISA Browns Our chooks are ISA Browns which are frenetic egg layers – Wikipedia says they lay approx 300 eggs per year. After 3-4 years […]
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Passion fruit Wakes Up

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 27, 2015
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  • female kiwi fruit, kiwi fruit, male kiwi fruit
I breathed a sigh of relieve to discover our boy and girl Passion fruit vines have both awoken from winter. Whew! I thought they had died along with the Kiwi Berry  I’m very pleased they are back and interested to see how they will go this year, and of course if they will have some fruit […]
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Home grown eggs

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 27, 2015
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Backyard chooks provide eggs – there is no question backyard chooks eggs taste better than store-bought ones – Our friends who are lucky enough to taste one of our precious home grown eggs absolutely agree, so its not just us! The chooks also process our kitchen and garden scraps turning them into eggs and fertilizer. We occasionally unleash […]
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Low maintenance chook watering

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 20, 2015
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  • chook watering
I love having chooks as part of our urban farming eco-system, however they require daily attention. Watering the chooks everyday I was very pleased to be able to automate the tedious job of cleaning out the chooks water bowl and refilling it every day. I sourced chicken water feeder nipples with cups from Plant Poultry for […]
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Chook Food and Hay Storage

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 13, 2015
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  • chook food storage, hay storage
Storing the chooks food and their nesting hay is a problem. The chook’s seed food goes mouldy, sometimes sprouts and keeping mice and the local wild bird population out it is a real problem!  The other thing is you need the hay & feed near the chooks yard to save traipsing all over the place […]
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Fly Trap is genius

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 13, 2015
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Flies can be a problem around the chook yard and this Fly Trap has to be one of the most ingenious devices I’ve used in the garden. It has the hall marks of a true ‘garden contraption’ by being simple yet devilishly clever. Well done to Envirosafe for making these available to urban gardeners. I […]
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Nothing nicer than home grown garlic

  • Posted by pete
  • On September 12, 2015
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  • home grown garlic
I’m a big fan of garlic – in some dishes there’s just no such thing as ‘too much garlic’ – pasta with a cream sauce and avocado being a case in point — but the very best garlic is home grown. If you have tried it you just don’t what you are missing. Home grown […]
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