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Why are my hens not laying eggs?

Written by Outpost Buildings on May 18th, 2016.      0 comments

The most common causes of a drop in egg production in backyard flocks

Collecting eggs from the nest boxes is one of the great joys of backyard chicken keeping and when the yield from the nest boxes isn’t what we expect, it can be disappointing, and at times, cause for concern. The following are the most common causes of a drop in egg production in backyard flocks with solutions where possible.

Decreased lighting conditions, Molting, Stress or or change, Broodiness, Disease, illness or parasites, Egg hiding, Egg eating chickens, Age, Predator theft, Nutrition imbalance, Water deprivation.

Fluctuations in egg production can be caused by a myriad of physical, behavioral, environmental and emotional triggers, some requiring remedial action and others, no cause for alarm.




New Hay Shed for Geraldine RDA!

Written by Outpost Buildings on November 20th, 2015.      0 comments

New Hay Shed for Geraldine RDA!

Earlier this year Geraldine RDA purchased an Outpost Paddock Shelter to store hay and horse feed. Here is a letter from the Geraldine RDA Secretary: 
"On behalf of the Geraldine Riding for the Disabled I would like to extend our true appreciation and gratitude for the donation of the generous discount on the shed we purchased.


New Shelter for the Wilson Sister's Kaimanawa Horses

Written by on July 14th, 2015.      0 comments

Outpost gave a Horse Shelter to the Wilson Sisters to help them with their efforts to save the wild Kaimanawa Horses

“Late last year Outpost Buildings approached us and asked if there was anything they could do to support our work with the wild horses, when they found out we had just put in yards for the Kaimanawas they sponsored us a brand new Holding Stall so our wild ponies would have shelter during the winter months.

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