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Egg Cleaning Brush
Cleaning your daily egg harvest of dirt, mulch and dried manure prior to storage is a good idea which allows you to look for cracks in the shell. This brush has a bamboo handle topped by a mix of natural bristles and recycled plastic. You can also use this brush to scrub your fruit and vegetable harvest, clean dishes and fingernails as well! Clever design allows for hanging over the tap for easy access and drying between uses.
TF153 minimum 4 per order
Natra-Kelp Liquid Seaweed For Animals
Natra-Kelp Liquid Seaweed is a supplement for your animals, providing a wide range of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids. Made from sustainable Southern Tasmanian Bull Kelp (Durvillaea potatorum), it can be administered orally, mixed with food or in water. The bacterial fermentation process used to liquefy the kelp increases the digestibility and palatability of the liquid and maximises the nutrient content. Improvements in animal health can include increased resistance to internal parasites, improved condition of coat or feathers, and higher quality of products such as milk, eggs or meat. Recommended for dairy and beef cattle, horses, calves, sheep, goats, deer, pigs, poultry, dogs and cats. This kelp is not readily available in the retail market but is used by organic farmers internationally. Dosage rate information included on bottle.
Tracy of Darkwood, New South Wales, is so pleased with the response from her thoroughbred horses after being given Natrakelp Liquid Seaweed that she decided to try some on her 'sick chooks'.
She now reports:
You may also be interested to know that I'm now using the Natrakelp for my chooks. I don't know why I've been having problems with falling feathers (not the usual moult - I'm talking bald chooks here) and walking around on their hocks - with the way I feed them they shouldn't be deficient in anything! (layer pellets and wheat twice a day, with free-choice meat meal always available, as well as scraps and 100 acres of really good pasture to range in - lots of lovely goat and horse poo to dig around in, shell grit always available etc. etc. they really are terribly ungrateful to be unhealthy in any way, shape or form!)
After culling one flock and starting again only to be faced with the same problem, I was at my wits end. The vet had no answers either 'they should be the healthiest chooks in history with the way you look after them!' In desperation I put a teaspoon of Natrakelp in their drinking water once a week and bingo! Three weeks later they're all walking properly and feathers are growing back like mad. I'm now putting a teaspoon in all the poultry's drinking water once a week in the hope that the low fertility rates in the turkeys and geese will be fixed up too.
PeckaBloc Nutritional Supplement
Provides a full range of essential nutrients and grit for your chooks and other birds. The pecking block is made from plant-derived minerals and micro-elements, kelp, fulvic-rich humates, calcium, amino acids, stone and shell-grits. Grit is critical for birds eating whole grains and provides calcium for strong bones and eggshells. It includes a wider variety of nutrients than is found in purchased grain or available when free ranging. Helps alleviate boredom in confined poultry and is suitable for fowls, ducks, geese, turkeys, quail, pheasants, pigeons and parrots. Ideal for when your flock can't free range because of weather or predators.
Peckabloc is designed to be pecked at and broken down by poultry, so if the block arrives in a cracked or split condition your birds will not be offended nor less attracted to the essential nutrients. Used as a 'free choice' supplement to a normal feed regime and when placed under cover from rain, the 3 kg block should last a 12 hen flock about 6 months, while the 400 gm can last up to 6 weeks. The birds will generally self-regulate their consumption, just eating what they need. Your flock won't 'over-dose' on Peckabloc but there have been some reports of chooks that consume the block faster, so it might be worth checking how they go when you introduce the supplement!
TA120 minimum 4 per order
Now in stock, new size, suitable for smaller flocks and 'tractor' systems.
Each cube weighs about 400gm and can last up to 6 weeks.
Reduce food spillage and vermin attraction with this grain dispenser. The feeder tray has special divisions which discourages the chickens from 'swiping' the grain onto the ground. The unit has a rear hook to attach directly to wire mesh or fix a bracket to a wall or fence so the feeder is off the ground. Made from UV resistant PVC and ABS plastic - won't heat up like metal containers or degrade easily like other plastics. Feeder should be kept under cover in wet weather to prevent water entering the feeder tray. Holds approximately 3 kg. Height 50 cm.
Give your chickens the fresh, clean water they need while overcoming the problems of evaporation, spillage and soiled water with this chook operated water dispenser. When the chickens come to drink, their beak moves the yellow 'tongue' (like a float valve) which dispenses more water into the drinking cup. The unit has a rear hook to attach directly to wire mesh or fix a bracket to a wall or fence so the waterer is off the ground. Made from UV resistant PVC and ABS plastic - won't heat up like metal containers or degrade easily like other plastics. Holds approximately 4 L of water or add some liquid Natrakelp for Animals to keep them healthy, via the easy fill top cover. Height 50 cm.
Poultry Feeder and Waterer
Purchase both at once and save $9.95
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