The Chook Coop Blog

The Chook Coop Blog
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The Top 3 Reasons Your Chickens Have Stopped Laying Eggs

April 26, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Are your hens off the lay? Are your ladies looking a little lacklustre? Have a peck at my top 3 reasons your chickens have stopped laying eggs!

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Chicken Feed – What Chooks like to Chomp!

April 10, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers, I am THE doting mother hen – I’m much more vigilant about my chickens’ nutrition and with their daily intake of vitamins and minerals than I am of my own! While I see nothing wrong...

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Mother Hen Tips – Caring for Ex-Battery Hens

April 7, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers! Caring for an ex-battery hen is one of the most rewarding things you can do as chook keeper. I have cared for a few over the years and seeing their transformation from scraggly and subdued...

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Phoebe’s Chooks – Meet the Chicken Flock!

April 3, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers! I absolutely love meeting the keepers and chooks that have joined our Backyard Chicken Coops community and taken home one of our coops. Recently we had a chat with Phoebe and her family in Highvale, Queensland, to get...

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Mother Hen Tips – Banish Those Pesky Pests!

March 31, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers! When it comes to poultry lice, poultry mites and poultry pests in general prevention really is way easier than a cure. One of the things I swear by as chook mum is using natural materials...

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Easter Egg Chickens!

March 30, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers! One of the greatest things about being a chook keeper is raising a flock of chickens that vary in plumage, personality and of course, egg colour! If you want to expand your flock – or...

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The Free-range Chicken Lifestyle

March 27, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers! I love being able to keep free-range chickens. It gives me great joy to know my hens are happy and healthy and get to exercise their mind exploring the backyard and foraging for grubs. If...

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Mother Hen Tips – Check Your Chooks!

March 24, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers! Chicken health is a mystery wrapped in a feathery enigma sometimes. One of the biggest concerns for myself and the keepers I speak to is determining whether or not our girls are healthy and happy. Chickens...

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Rada’s Chooks – Meet the Chicken Flock!

March 20, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Hello chicken keepers! A great part of our work at Backyard Chicken Coops is meeting the keepers and chooks that have joined our community and taken home one of our products. Last month we had a chat with...

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