Why are Mealworms just for Poultry and Birds?
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Why are Mealworms just for Poultry and Birds?

Saw something interesting on a visit to the local pet supply store – a bag of dried mealworms for poultry. There were a few things that surprised me, the first that they were retailing $15 for a 100g bag (that’s $150 a kilo), and the second was that it was a product of China. So what I … Continue reading

The Mad Adventures of Chilli the Blind Chicken – Part 1
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The Mad Adventures of Chilli the Blind Chicken – Part 1

Spare a thought for Chilli, the ISA Brown x Leghorn x Australorp chicken who became a blind sometime after her first birthday, possibly during Melbourne’s Xmas heatwave. Not sure exactly when or how it happened – I was having a great old time in Gelnelg, Adelaide with the family at the time, and during my weekly reports from Dad, got the news that Chilli ‘wasn’t quite right’…. Continue reading