Category Archives for "Backyard Chickens"

The Chicken poop problem no one is talking about

Why did the chicken cross the road. To poop all over it! One of the awesome things about backyard chickens is the free chicken manure. Free ranging chickens even spread it out on your garden for you. And chickens are poop machines, producing about 40kg (90 lbs) per hen, per year. It sounds great, but there can […]

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Are Australorps good egg layers?

Australorps have a reputation for being excellent egg layers. During the 1930s they won egg laying competitions and broke egg laying records. But are they still as good as they used to be? My take is that most of the Australorps around today are average egg layers at best. I know that’s probably not what you’ve heard elsewhere, so let me explain.

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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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