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Christmas Card Colouring Competition

Colour in the card to win

 

With only 25 days until Christmas we thought we’d give you a little something to keep you and the kids entertained… a Christmas card colouring competition.  The great thing about this is that all you need is a piece of A4 paper and pens/pencils and you will end up with a lovely card to give to someone…

Not only can you have fun colouring, but you can also win some eggcellent prizes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chickens are for more than just Eggs

When you talk to most people who are planning to get chickens they talk about wanting them so that they can have fresh eggs daily and yes, that is usually the main reason, but there is more to chickens than their eggs… (more…)

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Win 1 of 10 Pairs of Tickets to the Royal Adelaide Show

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It’s Christmas in July at Omlet and You can win!

Win Christmas in July goodies with Omlet

It’s wintery and cold and time to celebrate Christmas in July with Omlet.  We have 3 fabulous stockings stuffed with prizes to giveaway PLUS 7 runners-up prizes… (more…)

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Win 1 of 5 Egg Skelters complete with 24 chocolate eggs

win an egg skelter and 24 chocolate eggs (more…)

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Win 1 of 12 LOVE Packs

valentine's day competition (more…)

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Australia Day Eglu Go and Hutch Special Offer

Australiday day 2016 save 50

Summer is well on it’s way and with it comes Australia day.  If your chickens, rabbits or guinea pigs are feeling a bit fed up with their house this is the perfect time to upgrade it to a new easy to clean house!

Save $50 off all the Eglu Go’s below when you use coupon code: AUSSIE50 at the checkout before 31/1/16

Eglu Go chicken coop with 2m run – usually $499 now $449

Eglu Go UP chicken coop with 2m run and wheels – usually $699 now $649

Eglu Go guinea pig hutch with 1m run – usually $449 now $399

Eglu Go rabbit hutch with 2m run – usually $499 now $449

Get $50 off these chicken coops, rabbit hutches and guinea pig hutches with runs when you use the coupon code online before midnight on 31st January 2016.

Please note that the discount does not apply to any orders already placed before the discount started (18/1/16) and the discount cannot be used with any other discount codes.  The offer only applies to Australian orders.  The discount only applies to house and run packages not the house alone.

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Should I keep my eggs in the fridge

fresh eggseggs out in the air

This is a question I get asked A LOT…  The answer is YES AND NO!  Have I confused you yet?  Well according to my eggpert source, a food scientist eggs can be kept in or out of the fridge.   (more…)

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Arrrrhhh There are no Eglu Cubes now what? The Alternatives

As you will have seen on the website we are currently out of stock of the Eglu Cube…. and because they are made in the UK it does take a while to get more over here.  We do have a container bursting full of Cubes arriving mid January, but if you can’t wait until then I thought I’d give you some alternatives.  The Eglu Cube houses up to 10 chooks (depending on their size) so the options below will do the same… (more…)

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Entertaining Your Girls

Hen pecking

If your chickens are pecking at the fence or run wire it may be because they are bored.

Chickens are pretty intelligent animals and are a bit like children who are bored, they turn a bit naughty!  This naughtiness might be in the form of pecking through their fence if is a nylon one.

Why Do Chickens Get Bored?

A bit like us it is because they have nothing to entertain them…  The reasons they get bored can be because:

  • There is nothing to peck at in their run, maybe the grass has all gone
  • You have had to move them into a smaller run or area due to colder weather
  • Their run is just dirt, nothing interesting in there for them

 

 

 

hanging parrot toy

Ideas to Help Prevent Chicken Boredom:

  • Hang up a bird feeder with vegetable leaves in it
  • Hang up a whole cabbage, the fun with this is that it moves around as it is pecked which makes it harder for the chicken
  • Use something like broccoli and hang it so that the chickens have to jump to reach it, exercise, entertainment and food in one!
  • Hang up bird toys that you would buy for parrots, you could easily make one of these as well
  • Hang up a mirror, they love looking at themselves – they find it fascinating
  • Throw in some straw or hay with a handful of sunflower seeds or mealworms for them to peck around and find
  • Fill an empty plastic bottle with chicken scratch, then piece the sides with holes so that the chickens have to roll the bottle around to get the scratch
  • Add a dust bath to the run, this can be as simple as a container filled with sand
  • Freeze treats like sweetcorn into ice cubes so they have to peck through the ice to get the corn
  • Hang up old cds so that they move in the breeze
  • Add extra perches, this can be an old wooden crate or a tree stump, it doesn’t need to be fancy
  • Add a chicken swing, hours of entertainment swinging to and fro

chicken swinging

What do you do to keep your chooks entertained?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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