Backyard

BIRDS IN THE BURBS

Fresh home-produced eggs make chooks a must-have in every backyard. While easy to achieve in the country where there’s ample space, how do birds fare in city backyards? Can an environment be provided that keeps them happy and healthy?

Will hens have enough room to scratch and forage? To dust bath, stretch wings and jump around to maintain agility and strength? We want to know our feathered friends can engage in the various freedoms that are intrinsic to the nature of a fowl.

So what are the secrets to successful city chooks?

APPROPRIATE BREED

Breed choice is all-important. Flighty, active breeds

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