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Smoking chickens!

Posted on:
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Author:
Organic Mum

Have you ever tried smoking your own chicken or fish? It’s very easy. You can use a dedicated smoker or a smoking box with wood-chips in your BBQ. Or you can use the black-tea method which is the easiest, cheapest and I think, most fun. To smoke the chicken breasts we used the black-tea method […]

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Hot chooks – or cool chicks

Posted on:
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Author:
Chook Whisperer

It’s very rewarding keeping chickens – they help recycle nutrients, keep pests down and provide us with food and amusement. We, in turn have a responsibility to keep them healthy, safe and happy. In a warm climate, making sure your flock doesn’t get heat-stressed is crucial. I don’t think many creatures would survive summer days […]

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Aromatherapy for chooks

Posted on:
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

Lining your chooks’ nesting and laying boxes with sweet-smelling herbs may seem a bit ‘out there’ at first, but when you think that many species of wild birds add aromatic plants to their nesting material, the idea may be worth considering for the local flock. Herbs used in this way by wild birds usually have […]

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Charcoal and chickens

Posted on:
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

It’s not the first thing that springs to mind when I hear the words ‘charcoal’ and ‘chicken’ together, but charcoal as a chicken feed supplement can provide real health benefits for your chooks. Because animals’ water and feed can be exposed to contaminants – from rodents, flies or birds, for example – many poultry farmers […]

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Reasons to keep chickens

Posted on:
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Author:
Chook Whisperer

What have chickens ever done for us? Let’s see – for a start, they produce eggs and fertiliser, control pests, eliminate weeds and take care of kitchen scraps. But for me, they are just great little creatures to have around and they make me feel more connected to the whole cycle of the garden. It’s […]

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