STARTING A BACKYARD CHICKEN FARM
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BREED OF THE MONTH - BEAGLE
Breed Overview The Beagle is member of the hound group of domesticated dogs and its ancestry can be dated back 2,500 years.
Similar in appearance to the Foxhound, the Beagle also has a very advanced sense of smell and were employed to track game like rabbits and deer. These days they are often employed by security and police forces to sniff out contraband and serve all over the world in this role. The name Beagle has been around since circa 1475.
The modern breed of Beagle as we know them today was developed in the UK in the 1830s. The Beagle is a mix of a number of breeds, including: the Southern Hound, the North Country Beagle and the Talbot Hound. Although, like many breeds of dog, the Beagle was first developed for hunting purposes, they’re known for their gentle and even-tempered ways.
With a reputation for being joyful and playful, the Beagle is a popular choice for young children. They are very excitable, however, and their advanced sense of smell can cause them all sorts of distractions whilst down the street or in the park so careful supervision is recommended.
When in a home environment Beagles can become easily bored so stimulation through play time and regular exercise is a must. They can suffer from loneliness or separation anxiety also, so it’s important to give them plenty of human attention. While the Beagle isn’t demanding when it comes to exercise it’s a good idea to walk them as often as possible. Once or twice a day is great with the odd longer walk or run a good idea.
The breed is prone to weight problems if not given enough exercise. Beagles are generally sized between 33 and 41 cm and weigh between 8 and 14 kgs.
A happy and healthy Beagle will usually live to between 12 and 15 years of age.
COBBER DOG FOOD
Here at Cobber, we believe when it comes to working our country, we’re all in it together.
Celebrating the good times together, taking the knocks together. We believe that when we are working our country, we’re part of the same team.
From the farmers calling the shots down to the dogs doing the legwork. In our time, we’ve learnt that farming in Australia is not like farming anywhere else in the world. It has its unique opportunities and challenges, and requires a toughness and resilience from both the farmer and their dogs.
Cobber has used this knowledge to develop a range of feeds that provide the perfect balance of nutrients for your dogs to perform day in, day out and get the job that needs doing, done.
As an Aussie company, we’re proud to be a part of that team. Supporting you by supporting your dogs. Cobber – we’re on your team.
At Cobber, we believe when it comes to working our country, we’re all in it together. Celebrating the good times together, taking the knocks together. We believe that when we are working our country, we’re part of the same team.
For more information about Cobber, and its product range please visit www.cobberdogfood.com.au
PLANT OF THE MONTH
PLANT OF THE MONTH - CORDYLINE
Flowers come and go, but foliage? It's there year-round, adding oodles of appeal to your garden.
For maximum foliage impact, look no further than the cordyline. What you need to know about a cordyline Name: cordyline, grass tree, cabbage palm (Cordyline cvs).
Plant type: evergreen shrub.
Height: varies from 1m to 10m+ for different species forms. Foliage: long, strappy or broad, often colourful, leaves.
Climate: all except arid and semi-arid (varies with variety).
Soil: tolerates most soil types but does need good drainage. Position: full to part sun, or dappled shade in warmer areas. Flowering: Long sprays of tiny white or light pink, fragrant flowers may be seen in late spring to early summer..
Feeding: annually, with a controlled-release fertiliser. Watering: once established, only required in very hot or dry conditions.
Appearance and characteristics of a cordyline
Garden designers and home-owners alike have discovered the brilliance of foliage plants, and the cordyline has become a must-have. Equally stunning in the garden or in pots and planters, cordyline's handsome strappy foliage comes in colours ranging from greens to reds, pinks, oranges and yellows. Look for varieties that don't form a trunk – they'll stay in a neat clump, and slowly spread.
Needs very little attention to keep it looking great.
A COMPLETE GUIDE TO KEEPING CHICKENS
Keeping chickens can be a nerve racking experience, especially if you’ve never done it before – but it really is quite easy, so long as you have all the equipment, know what to expect and aren’t afraid to get up close and personal with these delightful feathered friends.
This being said, it’s only natural to suddenly feel your brain being inundated with questions and concerns – “what do chickens eat?”, “where do I keep them”, “what do you mean there are different breeds of chickens?!” That’s why we have prepared this easy to read complete beginner’s guide to keeping chickens.
What are the benefits of keeping chickens?
For those who have been keeping chickens for a long time, it’s hard to express all of the joy and wonder chickens bring to their lives. With this in mind, some of the key pleasures of keeping chickens includes delicious eggs, creating a more sustainable environment, as well as being a source peace and serenity in your life.