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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Do eggs cause heart disease?

There is a common myth that eggs cause heart disease. It’s simply not true and I am amazed that egg white omelettes are still around, based on the idea that egg yolks cause heart disease because they are high in cholesterol. Where the idea came from This craziness started with the low fat diet and the food pyramid. One […]

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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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