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What’s the Best Options to Rid Your Poultry of Parasites

Coffs Harbour Produce Poultry Lice Products

One of the responsibilities of owning Chickens is make sure they maintain good health.  Chickens can be prone to Parasites and Lice.

But never fear there are lots of products in store to assist you with the control of Bird Lice.  If you are not sure if your flock is affected by parasites, you can do a bit of reading here and learn more about bird dwelling parasites.

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What is Coccidiossis and Why You Need to Know About It

Coccidiossis in ChickensCoccidiossis is a disease of birds and mammals that chiefly affects the intestines, caused by coccidia. It is one of the most common diseases to affect chickens and as such should be in the vocabulary of every backyard chicken keeper.

Coccidiossis is species-specific, which means if you have livestock around with coccidiosis they won’t infect your chickens and vice versa. However, coccidiosis doesn’t discriminate amongst the avian species – ducks, turkeys, geese can all pass the disease on to chickens and vice versa.*

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3 Top Tips For Preparing Your Laying Chickens For Spring

Top 2 Tips for Chicken For SpringIn the day of our grandparents every Aussie backyard had a Chook shed that provided eggs and the odd roast dinner.

Chickens are quite intelligent animals and require little upkeep in the grand scale of pet ownership, plus they have the added reward of egg production.

Here are 3 Top Tips To Keeping Your Flock Healthy For Spring and Maximum Egg Production..

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Diatomaceous Earth For Your Flock and Stock

Diatomaceous EarthWhat is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous earth is made from the fossilized remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are made of a natural substance called silica. Over a long period of time, diatoms accumulated in the sediment of rivers, streams, lakes, and oceans. Today, silica deposits are mined from these areas.

Silica is very common in nature and makes up 26% of the earth’s crust by weight. Various forms of silica include sand, emerald, quartz, feldspar, mica, clay, asbestos, and glass. Silicon, a component of silica, does not exist naturally in its pure form. It usually reacts with oxygen and water to form silicon dioxide. Silicon dioxide has two naturally occurring forms: crystalline and amorphous. Most diatomaceous earth is made of amorphous silicon dioxide. However, it can contain very low levels of crystalline silicon dioxide.*

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Controlling External Parasites in Your Flock

Controlling External Parasites in your Flock

Most external parasites that affect birds don’t live on humans, but a few will take a bite out of you if they get on you. You don’t want parasites on you, and you may want your chickens to be as comfortable and healthy as possible. 

Chicken parasites are a given in most backyard coops.  External parasites — lice, mites, and ticks — are the Continue reading

Introducing…

Vella Stockfeeds

Introducing Vella StockfeedThis NSW based Stockfeed Manufacturer is Australian Owned by the Vella Family and was established in the 1980′s.  This a quality company with quality products distributed exclusively in this area by Coffs Harbour Produce.

‘Flying under the radar’ Vella Stockfeed focuses their resources to product as opposed to Sales & Marketing and expensive packaging.  So if you haven’t ‘heard’ of them before t Continue reading

Cheap Layer Feed.. Is It Really Cheaper?

Is Cheaper Layer Pellets CheaperIs Cheaper Better For Egg Production?

This article aims to give those who are feeding poultry a working knowledge of a few areas to consider when feeding poultry for egg production. Assuming that feed & cool clean drinking water is available and accessible to all birds 24/7 and that there are no health complications there are a two
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