Nesting Boxes

Nesting Boxes Egg laying is a private affair so our nesting boxes must be in an isolated area and offer a safe and comfortable spot for our chooks to lay their eggs. The nesting boxes should also allow ease of collection and importantly, be simple to clean out.   How big should nesting boxes be?…

ISA Brown – the Ups & Downs

ISA Brown – the Ups & Downs  ISA Brown are an incredibly popular backyard layer choice, most probably because they are readily available through many stock feed stores across Australia. They are also popular mainly because of the big brown eggs they produce, just like the ones on supermarket shelves. ISA Brown are also famous…

Super Mash – New look, same great product

New look, same great product Super Mash – a specially formulated chicken feed supplement that provides nutrients and probiotics to boost and vitalise chooks, help reduce parasites and keep your chooks healthy, naturally.   Now available in Eco Sustainable, fully compostable bag and best value 5kg reusable bucket. Great value – good for our planet…

Spring Clean Your Coop

Spring is in the air and with it comes warmer weather, a time when mites are most active and can harm our chooks. So now is the time to Spring clean your coop. Leg Mites The scaly leg mite burrows under the scales of a chook’s leg and feeds on keratin. It exudes a greyish…

New Girls in the Hen House

  With Spring just around the corner you might be thinking about introducing some new chooks to your flock. New girls in the hen house can cause quite a disruption to an established flock. It can also be a scary, dangerous business for the newcomers unless managed well.   Chickens need a pecking order, a…

Prevention is better than cure

The Best Medicine  Keeping our chickens healthy is really important. Our motto at Natural Chicken Health is ‘prevention is better than cure.’  Chickens need vitamins, minerals, good nutrition, and like us, they need low stressors and sufficient rest. Physical Stressors There are physical measures we can take to support the lives of our chooks and…

Diatomaceous Earth – chicken mites treatment & many other uses

Diatomaceous Earth – chicken mites treatment & many other uses! 🐥Chicken mites treatment 🐥Chicken lice treatment 🐥Contains high levels of natural soluble silica 🐥Improves egg production 🐥Larger birds – stronger and healthier 🐥Contains many trace minerals Pronounced die-uh-tuh-MEY-shus and frequently shortened to ‘DE’, diatomaceous earth is a truly remarkable mineral-based substance made from the fossilised…