Frequently Asked Questions

The most common reason for why your chicken is not laying well is due to poor nutrition or dietary deficiency. It takes a lot of energy for an egg to be laid, so it’s important that you’re feeding your chickens a balanced diet of protein, calcium and omega 3.

When you decide to grow a vegetable garden, it’s important to remember the following tips to ensure your vegetables can flourish:

  • Choose a flat location that gets plenty of sun, ample space & close to a water source
  • Autumn is a great time to start growing your vegetables, the Coffs Harbour climate is perfect for carrots, peas, beans & lettuce
  • Plant the seeds with adequate space to encourage growth
  • Use fertilisers & frequent watering to condition your soil

If you notice any disease on your plants, it’s important to disinfect your gardening tools so you don’t spread the disease across your garden. Regular cleaning of your tools can also prevent rust.

An effective and natural option to prevent weeds is to apply a thick layer of mulch in your garden. You can also use herbicides to kill any unwanted plants.

When deciding on fencing materials, it’s important to consider the following factors:

  • What animals are you keeping in/out? For example, cattle will require a more durable material compared to sheep.
  • What’s the purpose of the fence? Is it for security, or creating boundaries between animals?
  • What’s the characteristics of the area? Does it frequently rain or have high fire dangers?

These factors will help you decide on a material that will be durable for your property.

Cement is any kind of binder that holds materials together and is an ingredient in creating concrete. Concrete is the mixture of sand, gravel, rocks and cement which hardens after it dries.