Feeding Your Flock

Chickens are omnivores like pigs, so they like a diet that includes protein from various sources. Chooks are not herbivores like cows, sheep or goats and so your flock can, and should, eat plant as well as animal proteins. Here are some tips on looking after our chooks well – the do’s and don’ts around…

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

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.  …

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…