Category Archives for "Backyard Chickens"

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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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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