I have been a "long time reader, first time writer here" and finally made the step and signed to this forum. I have recently completed a PDC at Ryde TAFE (in Sydney) and I just started converting the in-laws backyard from a sterile brown piece of grass to something just a tad more productive Unfortunately, due to current work commitments I can't make it to my local Permaculture group to ask some questions. The first one, is there somewhere on Sydney's North Shore where I can get strawbales, does anybody here know? I can not find them for love or money!!! The second is will chickens (4) and ducks (2) live happily in the same enclosure (approx 7m x 4m)? Or will I have to put on a blue hat and play UN?