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Living with Chickens

Chicken Jail

Chicken Jail

The broody chicken Carmella has been in chicken jail for 48 hours. I tried a number of methods to stop her broody behaviour e.g. take her out of the nesting box and give her a treat after placing her in the run, cold packs under […]

Urban farming

Urban farming

For these past few days I feel like I am a farmer in Tasmania. It is wet and windy and my pink gum boots go with me every time I step out of the house. There is something about putting on those boots that gives […]

Chicken talk

Chicken talk

There is a lot of chicken talk going on at our place. Firstly, from us about the chickens and secondly, from the chicken themselves. Our four chickens have made their coop home. They love their coop and training them has been very easy. Such fast […]

We love our eggs

We love our eggs

We love our eggs. People all over the world, including Australia love their eggs. In Australia, people are eating more eggs. On average in Australia adults eat 5.77 eggs per week. Since we settled in Toowoomba 20 months ago we have not found an egg […]

Chickens are contagious

Chickens are contagious

This is a warning – chickens are contagious! No, it is okay, you will not catch something from them or find that they are a health hazard. If you decide to have chickens you will catch the “bug” of living with chickens and very soon […]

Chicken Antics

Chicken Antics

I thought it was about time I reported on the Princess Chickens antics. It would be very difficult to answer them if they asked me when did you last mention us on your blog? Yes, chickens do talk, and after a while you begin to […]

Show off

Show off

On Friday I went to the 78th Maleny Agricultural Show where there was an opportunity for the locals to show off. There were all the animals you would expect to find on the farm, cooking, handicrafts, cut flowers, farm produce, displays, rides, games, food, entertainment […]

Chicken Coop Maintenance

Chicken Coop Maintenance

This post is about Chicken Coop Maintenance, following on from my post on “Home Maintenance”. In that post I mentioned I would be cleaning our Princess Chickens food and water feeders to keep their Palace (aka coop) tidy. Chicken coop maintenance for me is as important […]

Chicken Talk

Chicken Talk

There is a lot of chicken talk going on at our place. Chicken talk is when we talk to the chickens and also when they talk to us. Yes, it is a two way situation. You have to listen carefully to what they are saying. […]

As strange as it sounds…

As strange as it sounds…

As strange as it sounds…this Easter I did not buy or eat one Easter egg. What is happening you may well ask? I could have been like that woman on the Woolworths advertisement that supposedly bought ten chocolate Easter bunnies for her grandchildren, but she […]