The Chook Coop Blog

The Chook Coop Blog
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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...

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Swinging Chickens!

May 23, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Chook swinging isn't just fun for your chickens, it gets you out into the coop and interacting with your ladies on a daily basis. Here are the top tips for getting your girls familiar with the Chicken Swing!

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Keeping Chickens in the Backyard

May 21, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

Have a listen to our interview with Talking Lifestyle's Creative Living show about keeping chickens in the backyard!

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Hybrid, Heritage, Purebred or Bantam Chicken Breed?

May 19, 2017 | Kassandra Smith

All domestic chicken breeds can be further classified into hybrid, heritage, purebred, or bantam chickens. Find out which is which here!

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