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    Fox threat growing

    YOUR beloved chooks have more chances to die from fox attack than any illness, especially in the suburbs where there is no bounty on these predators. Be warned,  early spring is a time when they are on the prowl. Here is a story that illustrates the cunning and power of a fox.  A man keeping a two-month-old buff pekin pullet in a big cage undercover on their back veranda, near the backdoor and separate from the small backyard flock. The cage is used as a dog transport cage and sometimes requires two people to lift it. So you can imagine the dismay and surprise when waking up in the morning…

  • Raising Poultry

    Who’s looking after your chooks?

    WHO’S going to look after your chooks this Christma holidays? If you haven’t given serious  thought to this question nor have anyone in mind to care for our feathered friends while you’re away, then you might as well kill them right now yourself to make into your Christmas roast. Better you do it because it’s highly likely that either a fox, a wandering dog or dehydration will claim your birds  if  the chooks are left to their own devices for an extended period of time – by that I mean more than a weekend. Backyard chickens aren’t the most demanding creatures but they do require a reasonable level of care…