Ever wonder where the chickens live at CCF?
Well today is your lucky day....
What you need:
-Install wooden perches for chickens to roost in one section or corner of the coop. Perches can be made from a thick wooden dowel, or long circular wood (small tree). At night, chickens love to 'roost' in a high spot off of the coop floor.
-Sprinkle wood chips throughout the coop floor and into the separate containing units. Pine shavings work well and give the hens a comfortable living/laying surface.
-Change their water about twice a day. If it is hot out, you might have to refill the water containers more than 2X daily!
-Fill feeding containers with chicken food (laying pellets) at least 1X daily.
-Make a pasture area surrounding the chicken coop with the fencing. In their natural habitat, chickens love being able to forage for grit containing calcium deposits and other healthy minerals!
-Give chickens any plant matter (old lettuce greens, leftover green salad, veggie compost, or grass clippings)!
-Don't be afraid to reach under a chicken to snag an egg from their laying boxes!