Chickens, just like any other animals need a balanced diet, a mixture of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Why are greens so important? You may ask. It makes the yolks more yellow, delivers vital vitamins such as vitamin A to your birds, as well as calcium, phosphorus and protein, just to name a few.
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Having a look what alternatives there are in the world of edible greens to grow in the subtropics throughout the warmer months of year.
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How to set up a traditional worm farm and a few tips and tricks to successful worm keeping.
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Dot and myself having a cuddle. She is the most passive and friendly chook we have at the ripe old age of nearly 10.
Blue/Araucana, Khaki/Araucana X, Cream/Sussex
Rusty the Buff Silkie Rooster
One of our lavender coloured Araucana hens clearing the vegetable garden of the season past it edible crops.
Silver laced Wyandotte are a real show stopper in the backyard with their stunning plumage.
Bottoms up at the water bucket!
This is Dot our oldest chook in the flock at the ripe old age of nearly 9-10 yrs.
Saffron our Speckled Sussex is one the most spectacular plumage wise in the group.
Bea free ranging.
This is the late Araucana rooster Caspian, he was one of the most wonderful natured roosters I have ever had the pleasure of owning.
Our lavender Araucana hen Stella is favourite of mine to take out for chook keeping workshops and talks.
This is Betty a white Araucana hen cross, she lays the most beautiful olive green eggs.
This is Betty’s sister Tiger, another Araucana cross.
White Silkie hen ‘Princess’ is one of the most loved by all children who meet her.
Snowball our Coronation Sussex cruising the backyard with fellow Sussex Saffron.
This is Flash our Araucana rooster cross having fun picking the last of the kale.
Flash our Araucana cross rooster – close up
The team out in the garden. I find they do a lot less damage compared with other breeds due to the smaller size, five toes and feathered feet.
Belgians are a great bantam breed for the smaller backyard.
Our Buff Sussex hen Bea. I love all the Sussex, they come in a variety of colours and have wonderful personalities and are reasonable layers too.
Quite often when people are choosing plants as part of a garden design they tend to be easily locked into a certain theme or grouping of plants.
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Gardening for the Good Life!