As we mentioned earlier, house sitting has a lot of advantages. One of the things we are going to miss when we move to the next house, are definitely the huge eggs from the chooks. When we first arrived, we only found one egg every two days. The poor chooks were dealing with “Stickfast-Fleas“, which is a common problem in Western Australia among chickens. These fleas that suck themselves on the skin look like baby thicks. After greasing up the chooks with some Vaseline or olive oil (to remove the fleas, not to cook the chickens!), the fleas disappeared. Because of the grease these blood-sucking buddies can’t breath anymore, die and fall off! Our two AWESOME chicks now look much healthier and they each lay a huge egg every day!

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