Chicken keeping can be easy if you make it so. There are many things that can make your chicken keeping easier about which many novice chicken keepers are not aware of. Making your chicken keeping simpler can save you a lot of time, money and effort. This is why we at the typesofchicken.com team decided to share with our readers some of the Hacks For Easier Chicken Keeping with the hope that they will make your chicken keeping simpler as much as it did for us.
Save A Lot Of Time And Effort When Cleaning Up The Chicken Coop By Following These Two Steps:
1. When Building Your Coop Consider That You Will Want Its Cleaning To Be Simple
Build your coop in that way so cleaning would be easy. A door for yourself, and when you are inside the coop you need to have easy access to every part of it. In that way you will be able to clean your coop simple and fast.
2. Do You Change The Bedding Every Week Or So? Let Us Make It Easier For You.
Instead of changing the bedding just put the new one on top of the old. As long as they are dry they will compost and pile up and ammonia will not build up. You can do this a number of times before you actually change the bedding.
Feeding And Watering Your Chickens And Saving Time And Effort? It Is Very Possible:
1. Leave Room For A Bigger Feeder And Make It Automatic
Make an automatic feeder that can hold up food for a few days. You can find many easy to make feeders online – even we have previously presented Automatic Chicken Feeder. In this way instead of feeding your chickens they will feed themselves you just need to add up food from time to time.
2. Automatic Waterer That Gives Fresh Water Always? It Is Possible If You Make It Possible!
Build a waterer that you can fill up from outside the coop. Connect it with a hose and providing fresh water to your chickens will be as simple as pressing a on and off button. In winter just put a bag over the waterer and make a hole so only the hose can pass – in this way the water will not freeze.
No Wing Clipping Needed And No Predator Problems – Easy And Simple
1. The Roof Of The Run Is The Key To No Wing Clipping
Build the chicken run high enough so that when your chickens jump they will not hurt themselves from the roof (chicken wire on the top). In this way you will not have to worry about eagles and hawks getting to your chickens and your chickens getting out of the run.
2. What About Digging Few Wooden Boards In The Ground Around The Run?
Connect three or four wooden boards as long as your run is. Then dig a hole right outside the run and place the wooden boards below the run fence and fill the hole again. In this way no predator will be able to get to your chickens anytime soon and you will not need to run outside on every noise your chickens make in order to make sure they are safe.
What do you do to make your chicken keeping easier and simpler? Share your experiences with us in the comments below or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org