This week’s video is about chicken hygiene and some basic tips to keep your feathered girls healthy.
Chooks are very easy to keep clean and just need a bit of attention daily in the form of fresh water and feed, a clean coop once a fortnight along with a quick inspection. It only takes about 30 minutes a week to look after them.
Don’t forget to give them lots of fresh kitchen scraps and leftover fruit, along with greens from the garden. That way they will get all the nutrients they need to live a long and fruitful life providing your family with lots of yummy eggs, as well as great fertilizer for the garden!
Love the video. I read a lot about gardening (cf the last video) but even so find it hard to work out how things translate into real life. So as someone who is permanently in “Gardening 101” , I find these videos ‘speak to me’ and I come away with a much better understanding than if I had read about it.
Gavin Webber says
Thanks RG 😉 I find that I am a visual person too. One of the main reasons why I started this series of videos, because people learn in different ways, and a long post with lots of photos is not read by everyone.
I love your idea of planting trees in the chook pen. I planted our mulberry right beside the pen and am growing up a fig to plant in the chook pen where it will shade both the chooks and the goats as well as share the excess figs with both breeds. Goats like the leaves too so hopefully the tree will provide many benefits to all, aside from figs to eat for us. 🙂 Your girls sure do look happy and healthy.