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How do you take care of a chicken coop?
Last Updated: 28th February, 2020
- Check water and clean/refill as needed. You'll want to make sure your hens always have a clean source of fresh water.
- Feed the chickens. You can free feed with a large hanging feeder and add the chicken feed as necessary, or feed them a set amount each day.
- Collect eggs.
- Observe them.
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Also question is, is it hard to care for chickens?
Caring for chickens in many ways isn't hard. They're not demanding creatures. They don't ask for a lot. But it's made much easier if you've headed off some of the problems before they arise.
One may also ask, how often should a chicken coop be cleaned? Simply add enough shavings to keep the floor composting nicely, and the chickens do the aeration for you with their scratching behavior. Scattering corn on the coop floor encourages them. The litter has beneficial microbes, think of it as probiotics for your hens. Once or twice a year or less, you clean the coop out.
Considering this, do chickens need daily care?
Although low-maintenance, chickens do require a small amount of daily care as well as some monthly and semi-annual maintenance. Plan on spending 10 minutes a day on your pet chickens, an hour or so per month, plus a few hours twice a year on semi-annual chores.
What should be inside a chicken coop?
It has to hold a feeder and water containers, a roosting area, and a nest box for every three hens. A proper coop should be large enough that you can stand in it to gather eggs and shovel manure comfortably, but a simple henhouse can be quite a bit smaller.