Short Property Description
Do you love chooks? Our farm is a pastured egg farm, we have 1500 lovely girls that live outside on pasture all year round, in mobile chicken caravans. The farm follows regenerative farming principles where its all about building the soil, planting trees, providing habitat for native animals as well as generating an income from yummy, healthy organic eggs.
There is a large permaculture garden that combines edibles foods, native plants, flowers and habitat for insects and birds as well as shade around the house. We are always looking for help in the garden and if you love art and sculpture then please feel free to add your sculpture to the garden or in the paddocks around the farm.
The girls provide us with 800-1200 eggs every day so there is daily egg collecting if that interests you. Plus the eggs have to be candled, graded, stamped and packed each day.
Weekends involve selling the eggs at a Farmers Market in Perth or the local Bunbury Market and help is always appreciated with markets.
We encourage people that love art, gardening, dogs, alpacas, geese, organic farming, permaculture, making sculptures, building things, stargazing, animals, and hanging our with the chooks, lots of chooks 🙂
Organic/Biological methods we use
I don’t use any sprays or chemicals on the farm unless they are completely natural.
The chooks live outside on spray free pasture, using a rotational system where the chickens are moved every week onto a new area. The chook manure adds natural fertiliser to the paddocks and the chooks help to control weeds.
The chickens supplementary pellets are GM Free where the soy, corn and canola are removed.
I use a ride on mower to help control weeds around the house and hand weed and mulch as much as possible.
Preferred length of Stay
Diets we cater for
Why I became a WWOOF Host
The exchange of helping around the farm for a wonderful Aussie farm experience seems like a win win situation for the WWOOFER and for us.
Its difficult for me to travel these days and as a person who is a keen traveller this is a way to meet people from other countries.