Keeping backyard chooks is a very popular hobby, one which has really been growing in popularity in recent years. If you’re thinking of bringing some chickens into your life, then this handy guide has a lot of help and information on a variety of topics, from feeding your chickens, to protecting them from predators. If you’ve no experience of chicken keeping, then the whole thing may seem a bit daunting. But there’s no need to worry. If you read up on the subject, and if you spend enough time caring for your flock, then we’re confident you’ll have a great time. If you still need convincing, have a read of our five reasons to keep chickens
Keeping chickens in Australia is a great, productive practise
Depending on where you live in Australia, there are different climates, rules and regulations that you’ll need to know about, but there are also lots of different fun clubs and activities to take part in. Several pages of this guide are devoted to offering advice on how you might approach chicken-keeping in different parts of the country, such as keeping chickens in Victoria and keeping chickens in Sydney. Throughout Australia, it’s really important to biosecurity to keep a close eye on the health of your birds. The government advises that if you suspect your hens are unwell, you seek veterinary advice immediately, or call the Emergency Animal Disease Hotline on 1800 675 888.