Check the condition of the chickens every day. Do your daily routine like feeding chickens, refilling water containers, collecting eggs, and so on. Then, watch the chicken and see if there are any changes in appearance or behavior to make sure the chicken is in good health. Signs of diseased chickens include panting, dull eyes, lethargy, reduced alertness, curling up, experiencing feather loss in certain parts, reduced egg production, and not wanting to eat or drink. If you notice any of the above symptoms, you should immediately take him to the vet. Visit our website to get more info.
If one of the chickens has a bleeding wound, you must separate it immediately to prevent other chickens from pecking at the wound. Separate the chicken until the wound heals, then return it to the coop.
Provide dry soil or sand so the chickens can bathe in the soil. Soil baths are a way for chickens to clean themselves and prevent the transmission of parasites such as mites or fleas. If chickens are left to live in the open, those needs may already be available.
Bathe the chicken if necessary. You can bathe the chickens if you want to take them to the show or if they are very dirty. While you’re at it, make time to clean the cage too! Get a large enough tub, mild soap, and a dipper or sponge and start bathing the chickens. While bathing the chicken, take this opportunity to trim its beak and hooves and trim its wing feathers.
You can use straw, wood shavings, and spruce leaves as bedding. However, straw is used less often than other materials because it doesn’t absorb as much moisture. Try to place 4-6 chickens in the coop to reduce fighting (of course this rule must be adjusted to the size of the cage). While this arrangement can make chickens happy, it does enforce a hierarchy, especially for chickens that have just been added to the group.