Backyard chooks cracking the egg market

From The Australian newspaper:

“THE humble backyard chook is giving commercial egg producers a run for their money, with the nation’s growing backyard flock taking a chunk out of egg sales at the supermarket.

As the home-grown trend gathers pace, eggs laid in backyards are now estimated by the Australian Egg Corporation to make up nearly 12 per cent of the country’s total annual production.”

Read the full article.

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3 Responses to “Backyard chooks cracking the egg market”

  1. Phoebe Says:

    Wow 12%! That’s wonderful! Great article, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Edwina Fulton Says:

    Being in such a small place (Villa with concrete surrounds and postage stamp garden), I have Quails rather than chooks. Either way you look at it, we all really need to start raising some of our own food.

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    • foodnstuff Says:

      Quails would be lovely! I had a native quail here the other day. First time I’ve ever seen one. The Noisy Miners were chasing it and it hit the kitchen window and fell onto the deck. It was only stunned, so I picked it up and put it in the shade. I kept an eye on it and it eventually got up and walked away.

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