Thinking About Buying Chickens?

Thinking about buying chickens? When deciding to make a commitment on these feathered creatures, here’s a couple of tips you should know.

If you’re planning on using chickens for a source of eggs, you’ll need to know that with every 12-14 hens you have, it is recommended that you have one rooster. Roosters protect the hens, as well as the obvious, for fertilization. Hens should lay, on average, an egg every day or every other day, so it is best to collect eggs twice a day.                                                                                                                       
By the way, if you don't know the farmer's wife Amy, she is the sweetest Mother Hen to everyone here. She's also secretly the real boss.

Another key thing to remember when caring for chickens is that you must keep the coop clean. This is very important for the health of the flock. As someone who is not a fan of all of the harsh chemicals in cleaning products, I’d suggest a recipe I found online. 15 ML of Vinegar with water in a 2 liter spray bottle, and I’d personally add some cinnamon to add a better scent.

Chickens are a great addition to the farm or even to the family, as long as you maintain a protected and clean environment.
Keep following along to learn what I am learning. Email me and let me know what you would like to learn about next.
Chelsea Atwell G Farms Business Intern

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