Poultry in Urbania

A group all about how to keep poultry including chickens, bantams,geese and ducks. Help with problems or questions and to brag about your special feathered friends.

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Comment by Kristen Morse on April 24, 2011 at 10:50pm
Hi there I have heard that straw or wood shavings are best for nesting as opposed to hay- the dust and seeds in hay can give chickens an asthma like cough. We use barley straw or wood shavings if that is not available.
Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on April 24, 2011 at 9:07pm

Sarah: I dont use hay, I use dry grass clippings. Also I talked with a guy who do lawn mowing around, and he drops his grass clippings at home, then I put the grass clippings on milk trays until is dry.

If it is urgent, you can put shredded papers until you have the dry grass.

Comment by josephal on April 24, 2011 at 8:05pm
Sarah yes i have use for some hay if its not too expensive, im in new lynn.
Comment by sarah bing on April 24, 2011 at 1:20pm
Is anyone in central auckland keen to do a bit of hay sharing? We need to get hay for our chooks but only have a tiny car and it doesnt really seem worth going all the way out to get hay when we can only get a small amount...possibly some of us could pitch in for a big load and share it out? if that makes sense?
Comment by Mercurious on April 22, 2011 at 7:48pm


Is anyone aware of somewhere in Tauranga to get point of lay dual purpose birds? I need to fill up the chook mansion and knock off a couple of the older birds.

Comment by Ricardo Oscar Marques on April 21, 2011 at 10:38pm


I am here now, who is in charge of lobby the Auckland City Council.

If not lets do it because regulations sucks and with this administration we are likely to achieve better ones. Now or never. But I dont know how to do it.

Keep in touch.

Comment by Melissa Gunn on April 20, 2011 at 7:28pm

has this chicken house been taken?

Comment by shannon seal on April 20, 2011 at 7:08am

sounds great - where is pickup?



Comment by zoe on April 19, 2011 at 9:24pm

Hi All

 I have a free chookhouse going here to anyone in AK. Its not a luxury model but certainly will do the trick!

Comment by Kristen Morse on April 18, 2011 at 4:40pm
That depends on the breed. We have found the larger the breed the longer it takes to mature. A bantam Rooster could be crowing at 2 months old and an Orpington at 6-8 months old. They usually start about 4-5 months and will do so before their sisters are laying.

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