Chickens are sensitive animals that are easily harmed by changes in the weather as well as a variety of infectious diseases. It’s not for the faint of heart to look for them. You must monitor their physical and emotional health at all times. Diseases may be devastating, therefore implementing preventative measures at the appropriate times is essential for chicken farm management success!
Here are seven suggestions for keeping your chicken healthy and happy:
1. Shelters that are comfortable and warm are essential. Making the ideal house for your hens isn’t as difficult as you would think! A clean, ventilated, well-litroofed hall with a large yard, many cages, and enough of soft, absorbent bedding materials like pine straw or paper towels is sufficient to make them feel at ease.
2. Keep predators at bay! The hens will reproduce better if they feel comfortable, so having an environment free of cats, dogs, and hawks will assist. When chickens detect danger, they get quickly frightened and unmanageable, so make them feel safe.
3. Baby chicks require a lot of attention. Although baby chicks are adorable, raising them is a difficult process! They must be kept separate from adults and must have appropriate ventilation and warmth. Consider a huge plastic bucket or an old bathtub as a brooder, with coop heaters installed to keep the youngsters warm.
4. E stands for Equipment Sets! Coop, nest-boxes, feeders and drinkers, cleaning supplies, vitamins and tonics, and medications are among the items on the list. These kits are available in a variety of sizes and at a variety of costs on a variety of online and offline farmhouse markets.
5. Keep them tidy. The most important part of poultry farm management is cleanliness. The home, nests, cages, veranda, and any other area where your hens will be raised must be clean. When entering the region, wearing gloves and clean slip-ons is a good idea. Also, don’t forget to give your chicks a wash every now and again!
6. It’s ‘on the run’ time. Chickens are feisty creatures. Allow them to run around in the yard for a couple of hours during the day. Allow them to enjoy the calcium and minerals obtained through pecking at the dirt. Keep an eye out for the squabbling ones, since they may cause harm to the others. Old hens are prone to being depressed; keep them away from the young/new males to keep them happy.
7. Plans for nutrition. Diets differ depending on the breed. Enriched diets with enough amounts of vitamins, calcium, and proteins will properly nourish them. Overfeeding is the polar opposite of keeping them healthy, but you may provide them with a limitless supply of water to encourage them to stay hydrated.
So, get your poultry farm plan ready and go to work! Raising chickens in the yard and watching them clatter is a lot of joy. Aside from the ‘business’ bottom line, chicken farming gives you a lot of inner joy!