My Beginners Guide to Chickens

On of the things that has really helped us in our frugal and environmental journey has been keeping chickens. They get given any kitchen scraps that we have, and in exchange we get to use the beautiful soil we create and eat the eggs. These tips are just what has worked for us over theContinue reading “My Beginners Guide to Chickens”

Chicken Waterer with Nipple Drippers

Another inspiration that came from Wollangarra was to put some love into our chicken coop. We’ve had our beloved girls for almost 4 years, they’ve been through a move with us and we’ve added some new ladies to our flock. We’ve been trying to figure out a good way to provide the chickens with waterContinue reading “Chicken Waterer with Nipple Drippers”

5 Reasons That You Should Absolutely Never Get Chickens

1. You’ll never be able to buy eggs again.  Your chickens will lay the richest, yellowest, happiest eggs (yes happiest) you’ve ever tasted, and if you run out, buying eggs will be like selling your soul. 2. You’ll never get a sleep in again. I love lazy, weekend lie-in. But once we got chickens weContinue reading “5 Reasons That You Should Absolutely Never Get Chickens”

Another Failed Egg-speriment!

I think it’s a great lesson in life to remember, that not everything goes to plan.  I mean, life is generally pretty great, day-to-day but sometimes things go awry and we mustn’t loose hope that things will work out for the best the next time. When I was camping over the summer, J called meContinue reading “Another Failed Egg-speriment!”

Saying Goodbye – Part 2

Earlier this week I wrote about Bitch-Face, today I share the story of the 8 junior Bitch-Faces. (Note: I should have added in the last post, that we’d had clipped her wings and she was still flying out of the fenced in area.) Even as I begin to write this, I sit here shaking myContinue reading “Saying Goodbye – Part 2”

Saying Goodbye – Part 1.

About 8 weeks ago I shared this post.  It was full of excitement and hope.  Sadly, over the last 8 weeks, these feelings have turned into ones of hate, distrust and dismay. These new chickens have been nothing but a right pain in my arse and our garden. Waking up to the sound of chickensContinue reading “Saying Goodbye – Part 1.”

Chicken Update

Our chickens are 17 weeks old today.  They should be laying any day now.  Each morning since they were about 14 weeks old, we have been checking their laying boxes with anticipation.  Each morning we are disappointed.  But I go out there, and I have a little chat, they still wont come too close, butContinue reading “Chicken Update”

It’s Done… Chickens Part 3

After we built the frame for the chicken coop we needed to add the chicken wire to keep the chooks inside. Each side needed two layers of chicken wire, because the coop was about 2.2 meters tall and the wire only 1.2 meters wide.  To hold the wire to the ground we dug a small trenchContinue reading “It’s Done… Chickens Part 3”