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The Best Herbs For Chickens To Eat

Written by Outpost Buildings on August 24th, 2016.      0 comments

There’s some good reasons why herbs are a good for your hens.

When it comes to our chickens and their eggs, it’s important that we keep our feathery friends happy and healthy and avoid costly vet bills.
 
There are great reasons for using herbs to aid chicken health, such as preventing illness in your flock, repel insects and calm your hens if they are stressed or upset. You can also use herbs to promote better laying and to get your hens to lay in their nests, if they don’t already do that.
 
So, lets get into the best herbs for chickens to eat and how to use them!

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Choose The Right Floor For Your Horse Stable

Written by Outpost Buildings on August 19th, 2016.      0 comments

 

When building a new stable or stalls for horses, what they will be standing on is a very important consideration. 


Horses that are kept in have to stand still on whatever is on their stall floor for long periods of time, which can be hard on their legs. For this reason, from a leg health perspective, flooring needs to be chosen carefully. 

Maintenance is another factor. The upkeep of some types of flooring is easier than others. The type of floor you will choose for your new stable will depend on the existing natural soil, what materials are available to you, and your budget. Here's a look at the types of flooring found in horse's stables.

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Great Idea: DIY Old Tyre Chicken Dust Bath

Written by Outpost Buildings on August 11th, 2016.      0 comments

DIY Old Tyre Chicken Dust Bath


Do your chickens have a dust bath? This great idea gives your girls a place to have a dust bath and keep themselves healthy. It's easy to make these diy old tyre chicken dust baths.

This is a super cheap project you can pick up old tyres for free, if you do not have any. You may need to purchase one or two of the other materials but they are not expensive at all. Grab wood ash from your wood stove or fire and remove any large charcoal chunks.

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • old tyres
  • wood ash
  • sand
  • soil
  • food grade diatomaceous earth
  • shovel
  • paint (optional)
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​Livestock appreciate shelter from bad weather

Written by Outpost Buildings on July 27th, 2016.      0 comments

Livestock appreciate shelter from bad weather

  • Livestock can usually cope fairly well with either rain or wind or cold temperatures.
  • When two or more of these conditions occur together, livestock can quickly become chilled.
  • If they get so cold that they shiver, their requirement for feed increases hugely, and if they don’t get extra feed they soon lose weight.
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Product Feature: The Borderland Shed

Written by Outpost Buildings on July 19th, 2016.      0 comments

 

Have you seen our Borderland Shed?

It's a great size for your new workshop, bike, or ride-on lawn mower storage. Strong & relocatable design made with high quality treated timber framing & Zincalume cladding. Kitsets delivered nationwide to transport depots.
On SALE NOW!
Click here for more information on the Borderland Shed
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Fieldays 2016

Written by Outpost Buildings on June 23rd, 2016.      0 comments

Outpost went to Fieldays at Mystery Creek for the first time this year.

Outpost had 4 buildings on display at Fieldays this month; a Upland Garden Shed, 1 Bay Hen House, Pony Stall With Tack Shed & a Horse Shelter.

It was great to met so many lovely people, we had quite a few visits from customers. The weather was pretty good & our team had a wonderful time.

We ran a WIN a Hen House Competition that was very popular and the lucky winner was Tony Shergold. 

Fieldays at Mystery Creek is the largest agricultural show in the Southern Hemisphere! 

Our Horse Shelter was used by Sam and his Farmyard Friends - a family that run a small business with their pet farm animals. They visit schools and host children's parties to give children the opportunity to experience animals. They had chickens, a pig, goat, sheep and a pony at the show & it was very popular!
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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.

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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.

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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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