Monday, October 11, 2021

Isa Browns as backyard layers


Families who want a few hens to give them fresh eggs, first need to decide which hens to buy. Some heritage breeds look terrific but they may not be prolific layers – or they might have cranky temperaments which make them unsuitable around children. Choosing the right hens for your backyard can be a simple process once you have sorted out a suitable roaming area, coop and laying boxes.

ISA Brown hens have exceptional feed conversion and lay up to 300 eggs a year. The ISA Browns are docile, adapt well to different climates and are ideal as free range layers or for backyards where they make great pets as well as providing nutritious food for the family.

They are the hens we run at Freeranger Eggs and we often have some fully vaccinated hens available for backyarders. Give us a call to arrange pick-up.

Monday, October 04, 2021

Victoria loses control of COVID pandemic


The Victorian State Government has lost control of the Covid19 outbreak with record numbers of infections despite extreme lockdowns and a major jump in the vaccine rate. 1,143 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths were reported in the latest24 hours. The development may result in more calls to remove emergency powers from the Chif Health Officer - a bureaucrat and hand the decision-making responsibility to the Health Minister and Premier. After all it's politicians who are elected to make decisions - they are supposed to govern us, not the bureaucrats.

The results came from 62,883 tests and takes the total number of active cases in the state to 10,944. The figures seem to suggest that vaccines are not the silver bullet asserted by politicians and senior bureaucrats. It also seems likely that the infection is spread as a result of queuing at Covid testing sites and that lockdowns and compulsory vaccinations are not as effective as claimed. It seems that lockdowns and curfews are more damaging to people than the coronavirus.

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Daylight Saving nonsense


It’s that time of year, time for the absurd ritual of Daylight Saving. Clocks in Victoria, New South Wales South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory will go forward one hour from 2am Sunday. The Governments of Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory have the sense to ignore the stupidity of Daylight Saving, particularly this year with all the disruption caused by Government panic lockdowns during the Covid19 pandemic.1220 new Covid cases in Victiria in last 24 hours despite big vaccine rollout.