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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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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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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