Ur­ban Livestock

Element - - Food -

Chooks

Some chooks de­velop the bad habit of egg eat­ing. Al­ways make sure chooks have enough food and wa­ter and col­lect eggs daily. If you feed egg shells to your girls make sure that they are finely ground up so they are un­recog­nis­able. If a chook be­comes an egg eater try fill­ing an empty egg shell with chilli sauce or hot mus­tard sauce. If this doesn’t work the only other op­tion is get­ting rid of the chook. Pol­ish poul­try This breed of ban­tam looks like Jackie O with her huge bouf­fant hair do! They can some­times be blind­sided by their head­dress and can act a bit skit­tish. They are a very gen­tle breed which can of­ten see them at the bot­tom of the peck­ing or­der. Their egg lay­ing can be a bit spo­radic but their looks make up for this.

Worm farm

Got an old piece of wool car­pet? Cut out a piece to the shape of your worm farm and use as a cover on the top tray. This will help keep your worms warm, moist and dark.

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