We have said it many times before – we at the typesofchicken.com team want to provide our readers with information, ideas and DIY projects that can help them have the friendliest and most productive chickens in their own backyard. Keeping chickens in your backyard can be a burden as much as it can be fun, we know that, but what we at the typesofchicken.com team want to do with this article is to tell you what tools you need to have in arms reach to make your chicken keeping easier.
1. A Paint Scraper (plastic or metal)
A paint scraper is a must-have for every chicken keeper. It can make the process of cleaning nesting boxes and overall your chicken coop much easier. Using a paint scraper to scrape off some feces or some leaves and feathers stuck between some tight spaces comes in very handy every once in a while. You not having to touch the previously mentioned things can be very hygienic so if you don’t have any kind of paint scraper make sure that you get one as soon as possible.
2. A Handled Fish Net
I know that you are wondering why this is a must-have for every chicken keeper and do not worry – we will explain it. Collecting feathers and catching some runaway cockerels or pullets can be quite a pain in the butthole but a long handled fish net can make it easier. Using a fish net to catch runaway cockerels or pullets can be much safer both for them and you than using your hands or something similar. A long handled fish net is cheap to buy or you can make it yourself to fit your needs very easy so don’t waste any time and get one.
3. A Small Knife
Keep it somewhere near your coop in a higher area so your chickens don’t get hurt and you can use it whenever you need. A small knife can come in handy in many situations that occur around your chicken coop, whenever you are opening a new bag of feed or if you need to cut some strings or straws. You can use it to get some vegetables from your garden and treat your chickens. This is why a small knife is one of the crucial tools every chicken keeper needs to have.
4. A Flashlight
Every chicken keeper – novice or more experienced one knows that chickens can sometimes bully each other and get attacked during the night, and this is why you need to have a flashlight at your arms reach if you plan on keeping chickens in your backyard. When you are getting eggs in some nesting boxes in the dark you will want to have a flashlight with you more than you know. A flashlight can come in handy even when you are cleaning your coop so if you managed to do everything without one until now make sure that you get one as soon as possible.
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