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 – using it around our chooks

Diatomaceous Earth – very useful around our coops and good for our flock! 🐥Controls parasites 🐥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 remains…

Extreme cold & Winter chicken care

Extreme cold & Winter chicken care There are a few things that we can do over the Autumn molt period and into the cold Winter weather to look after our backyard chooks well.   Winter in the ‘Chookouse’ Ventilation in the chook house is essential for your flock throughout the whole year including Winter, so…

A chook in moulting season

The Moulting Season

The Moulting Season The Autumn Equinox and shorter days is the signal for a change of feathers in the hen house. Heading into winter your chooks will normally grow new feathers to replace some old ones. You can help them along. Here are a few tips; Avoid handling chooks. Moulting makes feather follicles very sensitive,…