Goofy Chicken Care

Chicken care should start with a daily routine. They will soon let you know if you are late letting them out of their coop one morning or if their afternoon feed of corn has not yet arrived!

They are creatures of habit and by keeping your routine constant, your lovely ladies will be much happier and healthier.

Looks like today is going to be sunny!

Aside  a daily routine of letting your hens out each day and shutting them safely in their coop at night, your chucks will depend on you for many things. By giving your little ladies routine daily care, you will find how rewarding and delightful hen keeping is. In return, your hens will bring charm to your garden, add valuable nutrients to your compost heap, munch on your garden pests and help to create a fine tilth on your vegetable beds (when you are not always watching!) And not to mention, your hens will reward your love and care by producing delicious eggs which you will have never tasted before.

“OOH! Nearly got it, that’s it!
Yummy!!”

Since having hens, my time spent in the garden has much increased! All that fresh air and exercise, keeping up with my hens and their mischievousness is certainly a recipe called ‘happiness

 

Enjoying some fresh grass…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maize Moo has made a list of Goofy Chicken Care essentials which we hope you find helpful…

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The Goofy Chicken Care Essentials…

  • Provide a safe and healthy coop and run for your hens.
  • Provide fresh drinking water daily.
  • Provide quality feed.
  • Provide mixed grit for grinding their food. (Hens don’t have teeth!)
  • Provide oyster shell for laying hens.
  • Provide a dustbathing area.
  • Provide shelter from extreme weather.
  • Provide corn about 2 hours before hens go to roost.
  • Routinely check your chucks for signs of lice and mites and regularly use poultry dusting products.
  • Provide routine worming either by using natural products such as Verm-x or licensed medications such as Flubenvet.
  • Routinely clean the coop and run with recognised poultry products.
  • Routinely clean water drinkers and feeders.
  • In case of a poorly hen or signs of a distressed hen, call your vet.
  • Protect from predators.

 

 

 

 

 

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