Month: August 2018

Australia's New Favourite Pet

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Introducing New Chickens To Your Flock

Chickens have their own form of government we humans call the “pecking order,” and it doesn’t take kindly to strangers attempting to enter the fold. there is more to Introducing new chickens than one might think. Here’s a quick guide with the steps you must take.   The pecking order demands that you use a…
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Understanding the Pecking Order

Chickens are social creatures. Well, they are too a point; anybody who has tried to add new chickens to their flock can attest that there are certain situations in which chickens will become quite anti-social (Introducing New Chickens To Your Flock). Yes, in fact, the pecking order does not just exist in the work place……
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Chicken Definitions

Chicken Definitions

If you’re new to keeping backyard chickens, the nuances of language most fowl may be starting to ruffle your feathers. If talking about booted chickens conjures images of animal abuse, a straight run means traffic was great, and the term ‘autosexing’ gives you funny ideas, we’re here to educate you on the language with these…
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The Facts About Marek’s Disease Not Merrick’s Disease

Marek’s disease is a nasty affliction in chickens which can cause tumours to grow in one or multiple locations on the unfortunate bird. All chicken owners should have some knowledge of Marek’s disease and what to look out for, as every flock carries some risk of becoming infected. The disease is often fatal, and there…
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Which Chicken Breed Should you Choose?

If you’re new to the idea of keeping chickens and have just started your research on which chicken breed, then you’re probably a little stunned right now about just how many different chicken breeds from which to choose. Also, have a read of our beginners guide (The First Year – Chicken Beginners Guide for Australian…
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