Why Plant Marigolds in a Vegetable Garden

Why Plant Marigolds in a Vegetable Garden?

Why plant Marigolds in a vegetable garden? Good question! Marigolds are annual or perennial plants that are commonly grown for their brightly colored flowers, but they also have a hidden secret power. Read on to find out why you should plant marigolds in your vegetable gardens. The genus name for Marigolds is Tagetes. They are a … Read more

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How to Make a Chicken Dust Bath in 3 Simple Steps

Have you ever watched a Chicken taking a dust bath? It is so entertaining!! Chicken dust baths are an essential activity for your flock. Not only do they keep your chickens healthy and clean, but they also provide many other benefits. Let me show you How to Make a Chicken Dust Bath in 3 Simple … Read more

Building a Chicken Coop

Building a Chicken Coop : Replacing The Old

We have been experiencing some very heavy rain and wind lately, normal for a New Zealand winter, however it seems a little more intense this year. As a result the current chicken coop is getting damp. So moving the chicken coop is required. We are building a chicken coop! The current coop is made from … Read more

Quick Growing Plants For Chickens

10 Quick Growing Plants For Chickens

Do you have chickens? Do you want supplement feed with things you can grow in your gardens? Chickens are eating machines and will eat lovely succulent vegetables that you have in your garden, they will also eat weeds that have popped up. Here are 10 quick growing plants for chickens that you can grow for … Read more

DIY Chicken Coops

DIY Chicken Coops

If you’re thinking of getting into backyard chickens, one of the first things you need is a coop. But instead of buying a pre-made coop, why not build your own? DIY projects are fun and satisfying, and you will end up with something very unique that you can customise to fit your backyard situation. If … Read more

Garden Plants For Chickens To Eat

Best Garden Plants For Chickens To Eat : What To Plant

Chickens love gardens, they love to eat plants, fresh vegetables and fruits, and planting a garden specifically for them is a great way to provide them with nutrients so they can keep providing you with eggs. In this blog post, we will look at some of the best garden plants for chickens to eat that … Read more

Best Chicken Feeders For Happy Hens

The Best Chicken Feeders For Happy Hens

If you are like me you got too excited that you were getting chickens and didn’t take your time to research the finer details. The day I got my 4 hen’s I took a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude, had nothing prepared, but had an idea in my head of what I needed to do. The … Read more

Beginners Guide To Chickens

Beginners Guide To Chickens : 5 Tips To Get You Started

Keeping Chickens is one of the first things people think about when wanting to create a more self sustainable lifestyle. Chickens are relatively easy to keep, you just need to get the basics sorted before you venture into the great adventure. Read below for 5 Tips to get you started. Local Authorities First up you … Read more