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It’s Hot – Chooks in the heat

February 1, 2020 | Caring for Chickens | No Comments

How to Help Your Chickens Survive the Heat.

It’s hot 43 and climbing. Make sure your chooks have cold water in this weather – they cool themselves by drinking cold and expelling it out in their manure. If their drinking water is hot, they will not drink it. Not drinking can result in the loss of your chickens.

Spot the barred rock chicks keeping cool.
Why Dust Bathing in the mud is not a Great Idea

Wet the earth and soil in their pen so they can get down in the wet earth and dust. Also make sure they have cool water where they are as we have lost hens who have not gone back 5 metres to their pen and the water.

It is okay to run the sprinkler on and off during the day to cool the chickens (adhering to water restrictions). It’s okay to wet chickens and if needed dunk them into a bucket of cool water to cool them off.

We freeze cups of ice to put in their waterers. We find even the little chicks in this heat want cold water and have found them sitting in their waterer or using the cold waterer on legs to pop under.

Poultry Workshop

December 15, 2019 | Latest News | No Comments

Evans Chickens are presenting a Poultry Keeping Workshop March 27th, 2020 in conjunction with Greater Sydney Local Land Services.

The workshop will cover the following topics:
• Housing and nesting
• Chicks and roosters and how to manage them
• Pest control and general care
• Feed and nutrition
• Biosecurity (Health and Disease)- GSLLS Vet on hand
• Live handling of poultry and pest treatment
Details:
When: March 27 2020 12pm – 3pm (lunch included)
Where: Greater Sydney Demonstration Farm – 40 Edwards Road, Richmond
Lowlands
Cost: $85 per person
Register: https://greatersydney.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/events/2019/small-scale-poultry-keeping-workshop
Places are limited so register early.

Christmas Ideas…..

December 6, 2019 | Uncategorised | No Comments

We have available some beautiful hybrid & pure breed chickens for giving this Christmas if you would like to add to your flock, start a flock or gift someone. We sell all the supplies that you would need for your chickens (except the coop) and are about in the next few weeks to help.

Also available we have a great range of egg baskets and egg spirals. Priced between $12-$50 these are great gift idea for the chicken enthusiast in your life.

Stocking items for only $2 each and we can post…..

We are now carrying a range of treadle feeders to help you combat rodents accessing your chicken food. These metal treadle feeders come in 3 sizes – 5kg, 10kg & 20kg and start at $80.

5kg

Your chickens will need a week or so of training to use the feeders but then these feeder will reduce the number of rodents using your chicken pen as a snack bar.

10kg

Assembled for your convenience. Contact us to purchase.

20kg

Meet Loppsey

October 26, 2018 | Uncategorised | No Comments

Loppsey was attacked by a fox the other night and her right wing was ripped from her body. Amazingly she survived.

 

After some vet work she is on the mend.[hr]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have made her special coat to protect her stump. Now we are waiting for her to start laying.  Seems that the attack has delayed her a little.