By ChickenCoach Elise McNamara

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Feeding For Breeding - Tips For Healthy Chicks

Feeding For Breeding - Tips For Healthy Chicks

Last Updated: 19 February 2021   Have you ever had poor chicken fertility or chicks die in the egg before day 21?  Chicken breeders often blame their incubator.  While this is often the case, something else can also be the...

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Backyard Chickens, Eggs and Salmonella: Are You at Risk?

Backyard Chickens, Eggs and Salmonella: Are You at Risk?

Updated: 11 March 2021 We’ve all heard of Salmonella at some time in our lives. But what is it? Salmonella (salmonellosis) is a type of gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella bacteria. Here in Australia, most infections occur after people eat contaminated...

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Don’t Buy Backyard Chickens Until You Read This

Don’t Buy Backyard Chickens Until You Read This

Updated: 19 February 2021 So you want to find some backyard chickens for sale? But you want chooks that are healthy, right? And you don't mind spending decent money on them.  But you want to make sure you get value for your...

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Buying Backyard Chickens: 8 Questions to Ask the Breeder

Buying Backyard Chickens: 8 Questions to Ask the Breeder

Updated: 21 March 2021 So, you’ve made the environmentally-friendly and sustainable lifestyle choice to buy some backyard chooks. If you’ve never owned backyard chickens before, know what to buy, where to buy them and what you should know before you...

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Why Your Backyard Chickens are Losing Their Feathers

Why Your Backyard Chickens are Losing Their Feathers

Updated: 5 April 2021   Have you noticed your ladies are looking a little lacklustre in the feather department?  Are there fewer eggs in the chicken coop?  Did you know that eggs are naturally a seasonal food? Shorter autumn days...

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