ICBH Free-Range Chicken Poultry Management
It is very important to maintain high standards as a poultry farmer, taking care of your chickens' best interests by inoculating and maintaining your flock and following a good vaccination program. Always keep records of all the vaccinations administered and adhere to the dates as per the inoculation program.
Your livestock is what makes you money, keep them well fed, hydrated and maintain the cleanliness of their coops. Never over-feed a chicken as this will not only increase your costs but also make the chickens fat - fat hens don't lay as many eggs as a well balanced hen - it is more important to always follow a good feeding program.
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The most import FACTORS for chicken management
- Always think like a chicken, think what you would like to do and eat. Keep your chickens entertained by adding into the chicken coop area something new - a branch of a tree for a week, either inside or outside of the coop area.
- Spoil your chickens and give them some fruit and vegetables which you can also grow near to the coop - plant a few soft bearing fruit trees in the outside coop area, fruit is very rich in vitamins which helps with the immune system. Good trees to plant - peach, apricot, fig, plumb, apple, peach and mulberry (they also enjoy eating the leaves).
- Clean the nests regularly by placing fresh dried grass or wood shavings, we also add lavender leaves into the nests. Lavender gives off a smell which has calming properties, making the nest a relaxing and calm place for the hen to lay her eggs.
- It is also very important to maintain a good cleaning program in the coop, using the correct products to keep the house clean and disease free.
- Every week clean the inside of the coop, make sure when cleaning the coop all the chickens are in the outside coop area as the dusk could affect the chickens and most importantly, once a month, do a deep clean in the coop using water and cleaning agents.
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Instead of buying expensive medicines, you can grow 'natural medications' for your Free-Range Chickens, this will help to save costs and remember, mother nature is always best - you can also buy dried herbs from your local spice shop as the chickens enjoy eating this...
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