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Friday, March 16, 2018

My Chicken Routine

For the sake of efficiency, I follow a fairly strict routine each week when caring for the chickens. I make adjustments to my routine as needed. However, it remains extremely consistent compared to other farms tasks. My routine is structured as follows:

Daily

AM- feed 1/4 lb of feed to eat chicken, fill each waterer and place them in the coops, count chickens while feeding and watering them to ensure they are not missing or ill

PM- Feed the chickens a small amount of grains or produce (can be completely eaten in no more than 5 minutes), remove waterers from coops which are empty and clean remaining waterers, place empty waterers in a central location, remove eggs from nesting boxes, reexamine chickens

Weekly

Sun, Thurs- Clean chicken coops in late afternoon

Sun- Mix water in waterers with thyme, garlic, cayenne pepper, and apple cider vinegar, let rest over night

Other

Quarterly- Feed chickens pumpkin seeds as additional precaution against worms

As needed- Purchase feed, bedding, and other supples

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