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Chooks in the chill


Brrr..! It might be getting cold, wet and windy, but we’re lucky in Australia that our winters are not extreme. We don’t need to close up henhouses to keep the snow out, nor do we need to run a heater to control condensation resulting from battening down any openings.

This doesn’t mean any old housing will do, though; the cosier and happier the hens, the healthier and more productive they will be.



In inclement weather, accommodation needs to be spacious enough for the flock to be contented during periods of confinement. This is where distractions are a boon.

A biscuit (or section) of lucerne hay keeps most bored hens

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