Chooks

5 Ways to help your chickens through a hot spell

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It’s spring here in Australia as I write this and we’ve had 4 days in a row over 33ºC (around 90ºF) and while it has mostly cooled off overnight, the days have been unexpectedly warm for early November. Fortunately I have been able to keep a close eye on the girls to make sure they […]

Chooks

Eggs

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A little while ago our second chook started moulting.  She looked terrible, feathers falling out all over the place, bare skin revealed on her underside, skin showing through around her wings and not an egg laid for weeks.  It must have been cold for her moulting during a very cold May, she started very late […]

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Foggy Rainy Morning

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When I awoke on Monday morning and pulled up the blind, I looked out to find I had been enveloped in a misty fog which had descended during the night. I looked across the valley, only I couldn’t see the valley.  I could only see the trees which are on our side of the hill.  […]

Chooks

Chooks

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For many years I have wanted to own chooks, but for one reason or another I wasn’t able to.  However for the last 3 or so years we have had two pairs of clucky girls.  Our current pair of chooks (Mignon and Chasseur) has been with us for almost 2 years, foraging for insects and […]