Workshop
Start a discussion

The Bunnings Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

Coop life - backyard chickens

mich1972
Valued Contributor

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

Thank You @rattle  !!! I love how we are becoming more aware of Bush Tucker !! 

ohhhhhh I have got to see your little chicks !!!! I wish we had more space at home for more chickens πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

Reply
Loading...
mich1972
Valued Contributor

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

Changing up the boredom busters for the girls, next level πŸ€£πŸ“πŸ˜πŸ‘Š

 

I hang treats off the fence for the Chooks , but added a few bamboo stakes and hooks to make it even more interesting for the girls. They do free range in the afternoons but during the day in the run they need to be stimulated πŸ“πŸ₯°

C0A20A50-EDDC-44F8-A1C0-E8CBA129F8A9.jpeg

 

9394954F-F2F1-4861-8511-9CC1F6B62668.jpeg

 

F2157760-590F-4713-8A85-DACCADA104C3.jpeg

 

Reply
Loading...
MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

Clever idea @mich1972! I'm sure they'll happily peck away for hours on those.

 

Great stuff.

 

Mitchell

 

See something interesting? Give it the thumbs up!
Reply
Loading...
mich1972
Valued Contributor

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

641B5D67-FF64-4DC2-BC00-9A9906E1B01A.jpeg

 

2A8A93A6-6072-444E-B5A3-03632276CE1E.jpeg

 

2BE2A745-949D-4B0C-9C5E-0E789735AA29.jpeg

 

24A7DE84-4C52-41FB-8661-9872475056B7.jpeg

 We have expanded the Chook Run and the Girls have more room to free range. We had them on the lawn as well but moved them into the garden as we did not want them to ruin the lawn. 

We have added a basic gate made from the Reo Mesh and star pickets and wire. Then we open it up in the afternoons for the girls to work the soil πŸ“πŸ“

Reply
Loading...
Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

Chook heaven @mich1972. Many thanks for the update. I'm sure the girl's happiness is reflected in the quality of their eggs.

 

Jason

 

See something interesting? Give it the thumbs up!
Reply
Loading...
Caron
Experienced Contributor

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

Love the combinations that you use - what is Snoozle?  Do you grow your wormwood in a particular position? Mine have not grown from seedlings and would love them to get bigger!

How do you find the charcoal ... that's a new one for me and I've had my girls for a couple of years. I don't use diamanthus earth as the powder can get into their respiratory tract and cause illness. I use drops (made up of essential oils) that I manage the mites with.

Caron_0-1620968303286.png

 

 

Reply
Loading...
mich1972
Valued Contributor

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

Hi @Caron  Thank You. We love our girls !!! Snoozle is pine wood shavings I buy from our stock feeders and we use it for their nesting in the Coop . 
Yes  grow our own Wormwood it’s a great stinky shrub that I chop up and add the the coop. I grow it in a sunny position. 
The charcoal is great and does help. I don’t use DE as you have to be careful with respiratory problems with the girls and yourself !!!

Reply
Loading...
Caron
Experienced Contributor

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

Thanks for the tips - aaah yes I’ve used wood shavings, I currently  use river sand on the floor of my coop - they love it, it hides odour and great in the wet weather we currently have in Qld as it dries quickly ...thanks for sharing, I’ve found owning the girls is always a learning curve and it’s great to share info with / learn from other chicken people! 

Reply
Loading...
mich1972
Valued Contributor

Re: Coop life - backyard chickens

Well I might try some river sand !!!!!!!! 😊😊

Reply
Loading...

Why join the Bunnings Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects