The Chook Coop Blog

The Chook Coop Blog
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5 Hot Tips For Keeping Your Chickens Cool

October 13, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Backyard chooks are susceptible to dehydration and heat stress in hot weather. Keep your chickens cool on hot days with these top tips!


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The Top 5 Chook Breeds for Small Backyards

September 29, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

There are certain chicken breeds that respond well to confined foraging areas. So if you have a small backyard or limited space these breeds will work perfectly.


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The Spring Chooklist: Your Guide to Happy Chickens this Season

September 22, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

If you’ve never had chickens, you’ve found us at just the right time of year. Spring is the absolute best time to discover the joy that is fluffy-butt Fridays (and all the other chicken days too). If you...


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Happy Hydrated Hens

August 7, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Sick or weak chook? Up the hydration ante with an easy to make and administer electrolyte mix and keep your girls flappin’ fit, ready to cluck another day.


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The Top 5 Natural Health Products for Chooks

July 27, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers!   When it comes to the care of my chooks I prefer tried and tested natural products and methods to keep them cluckin’. Here are my top 5 natural products for happy, healthy hens! Diatomaceous...


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Winter Warmer Treats for Chooks

June 23, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Your chickens will benefit from a dusk feeding of warming food to keep their body temp optimal during a frosty night. Here's some easy ideas for what to make 'em!


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Caring For Chickens in Winter

June 14, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers, WINTER IS HERE! What does that mean for chook keepers? In Australia we are lucky to have a pretty moderate climate and chooks are hardy animals that can weather winter much more efficiently than blasted...


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7 Egg-cellent DIY Projects For Chook Keepers

June 8, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Chooks confined to a chicken run need activities to stimulate their minds and keep them active and happy. Check out our guide here.


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Ethical Eggs – Free Range or Pastured?

May 26, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers! Here at Backyard Chicken Coops we love to let our chooks free-range. For us, this means letting the girls out into the yard to stretch their wings, and scratch to their heart’s content. This is the...