Wednesday, December 11, 2013
KEEPING your backyard chooks happy is the key to getting great eggs.
Ensuring they have a constant supply of cool and clean fresh water, food and a relaxed environment all make those cackleberrries extra-good.
Free-range is the go but foxes, even in urban areas, can be a problem.
Lat night a galpal on acreage at Bellbrae called to say her flock of hens were being stalked by a fox. So confident was this it predator, it was even turning up while she only 10m away putting out the washing!
Now she is going to build a totally enclosed run to keep them safe.
As my yard backs onto the Bellarine rail trail which can seem to be a fox highway at times, so I don't allow the gals out in the garden unless I'm there.