If you have any chooks that seem a bit off-colour try this natural remedy. Add a dash of Apple cider vinegar to the flock’s water. This will clean out any bacteria in the chickens’ gut. The next day add some natural yoghurt to the birds’ feed to help restore the beneficial gut bacteria. This is a rare breed in NZ. It was created around the turn of the 20th century in Holland, as a laying breed. They are quiet, docile and the hens are good layers of brown eggs. They have black and white barred feathers and white legs.