Category Archives for "Chickens"

Patch to Table’s Food Manifesto

My first son was born at the start of 2017, which has been such a life changing and emotional experience. All of a sudden, we have this little baby boy that’s completely reliant on us for everything. And as a father, I feel a strong sense of responsibility for him and his future, and want to […]

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Cloud Bread

This cloud bread recipe is a real winner! Its a high protein, low carb and grain free substitute for bread, muffins and burger buns. I

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Chemicals are on your fruit and vegetables? I was shocked

Today I was searching for information on how to grow papaya. I came across what looked like a useful video. But as I got into it, I realised it was the recipe for chemical soaked papaya. Papaya grown in chemical fertilizers, sprayed heavily with pesticides and soaked in chemicals to ripen the fruit so that it […]

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The best chicken feed for layers – series

Choosing the right chicken feed can be super confusing – especially if you are new to backyard chickens. There are so many different choices – Pellets, Mash, Crumble, Scratch, Medicated, Starter Feed, Grower Feed, Layer Feed, Organic, Soy Free, Corn Free and Sorghum Free. For some reason chicken feed companies are good at giving lots of […]

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setting up a chicken coop

Setting up a chicken coop – 7 common mistakes

Here are the 7 biggest mistakes for anyone setting up a chicken coop. Avoiding these mistakes will save you a lot of amount of time, energy and money. And most importantly, will make sure your chickens are happy, healthy and productive. Mistake 1. Pests and predators: Chickens are a magnet for pests and predators. Uneaten grain and […]

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Why chickens?

There are loads of benefits of keeping backyard chickens. If you don’t have pet chickens – you need to – and here are the top 7 reasons why. 1. Eggs from backyard chickens – nutritional powerhouse Eggs from backyard chickens are a nutritional powerhouse and can’t be compared to conventional eggs you find in the supermarket. Thats […]

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Pet Chickens – why chickens are the best family pet

Pet chickens are becoming increasingly popular. It is now pretty common for suburban homes across Australia to have a few pet chickens in the backyard. Chickens  give back way more than they take, which make them pretty unique. That’s why I think they deserve the title of the best family pet. They are relatively low cost […]

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Hidden nesting boxes and eggs

Anyone who has free range chickens, will know how frustrating it is when your hens don’t lay where you want them to. If your wondering where all your eggs have disappeared to, it may be that your hens have hidden nesting boxes. If your hens are not using the nesting box you provided, you need to sort […]

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Chicken keeping tip: Styrofoam

My tip for today is that Styrofoam and chickens don’t mix! I spent hours setting up a herb garden with planter boxes made out of recycled Styrofoam broccoli boxes. What I didn’t expect is that my free ranging chickens love to eat Styrofoam. At first I thought they might be just pecking at it, but […]

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