Category Archives: Poultry

Information about poultry on our farm

Orchard Chook Tractor

We tried out a new orchard chook tractor. This one was inspired by Joel Salatin’s pastured poultry book. It is a bit smaller but can accommodate 20-30 birds comfortably. Designed to fit between the rows of apple trees in the … Continue reading

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Poultry Auction 2013

We went to the Footscray Poultry Club auction on Sunday 24th Feb.  I was keen to get some OEG bantams to replace our brown bantams (OEG/Peckin Crosses). Kirsty was interested in getting some Gold Campines. We spent more than we … Continue reading

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New Breeds From Poultry Auction

Kirsty and I went to the Footscray Poultry club auction today. This was our first time at a poultry auction so we wern’t sure what to expect. I thought it was going to be a normal auction with the auctioneer … Continue reading

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Our Grower Cage

Kirsty has been hatching new chooks regularly this season. Favorelles, Silver Wyandotte bantams, Coronation Sussex, and Brownies (OEG/Pekin cross). Still not that many, about 60 so far. But a big step up from keeping about a dozen chooks. I can’t … Continue reading

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Spring Chickens Hatching

First Hatch September 26th Our first hatch for this season was poor. We set 46 eggs, Faverolles, Silver Laced Wyandottes, OEG crosses. About 30% of the eggs hatched, of these some died soon after hatching, a few were deformed and … Continue reading

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Chook Incubator Backup Power

I found an old computer UPS that will be put to good use as a backup power source for the chook incubator. I did a few tests to determine how long it would run for on the battery. Also to … Continue reading

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