Tag Archives: chickens

The Green Grocer

8 Jul

Shopping Day. Not the supermarket chore it used to be. Now it involves buying up bulk at the peaceful bulk food shop, then popping next door to the family-owned green grocer. The great thing about the green grocer, is that I know their eggs come from happy chickens near Mt Somers in Canterbury. They also give away big bags of fruit and vege scraps – ideal for chickens or to boost your compost. You get to chat about the state of the nation and the weather for free too.

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The Chickens Have Landed

10 Apr

So it’s hardly a small start, but today we got chickens. A Mum and her three teeny fuzzy chicks. By getting the chicks, we hope to:

  • Get free eggs – another thing we don’t have to go to The Supermarket for.
  • Educate our kids about chickens.
  • Have an efficient kitchen-waste system.

The second-hand hen house cost a hundred bucks on Trademe. The birds were free from a friend. I invested an extra $50 in sawdust, chicken wire, and the chicken equivalent of Sultana Bran. This whole project has been discussed by our family for over two years. In the end it was fairly painless . . . so far.  Turns out the cat is very interested. I will keep you updated on this situation.

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