Happy hens & feathered friends
In this podcast Linda and the Chook Lady, Claire Bickle, discuss everything you need to know about keeping backyard chickens.
Gardening, chooks, children and nature are at the heart of everything Claire does. Her love for the natural world stems from many a childhood day spent in the company of her grandmother, an avid gardener and plant lover.
Claire lives on acreage in the western suburbs of Brisbane, with three children and her feathered flock and is delighted with her own patch. Here she pursues her love of nature and sustainability in a subtropical climate by helping poultry and growing organic fruit, vegetables and herbs. Her poultry include Araucana chickens – the breed that lays the blue shelled eggs, geese, guinea fowl, turkeys, ducks and quail - all part of her productive garden.
Claire has worked in the horticultural industry for over 20 years, teaching horticulture for Brisbane North Institute of Tafe, as well as delivering a Sustainable Living Library.
These two happy hens discuss their favourite 'girls' to their feisty 'boys'; the foods they love; how to protect them by providing safe housing and how to keep them healthy and happy in a backyard environment.
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