Raising chickens is a rewarding and fun experience. Not to mention you get eggs as an extra bonus. Daily chicken care is not difficult. Working in a daily routine is essential to keep your chickens safe, healthy, and happy.
Daily Chicken Care Checklist
After you build your coop and get your chickens, daily care is the next step. Consider checking on your chickens multiple times every day.
Check for Clean Water
Check water containers throughout the day. Clean water is essential for your chickens’ well-being. Keep water containers clean and free from algae buildup. Water containers may turn slimy. Rinsing out the containers regularly is important.
Clean any straw or other bedding materials away from the water container. Straw can easily prevent water from properly flowing into the container.
Check the Food Supply
In addition to water, checking the food is critical for your chickens. The amount of food depends on the size of your feed containers. Fill the containers to allow your chickens to eat freely throughout the day. Or, feed your chickens a set amount each day.
Check for Eggs
Collect eggs immediately for freshness. Make regular trips to your coop. Wash and place your chicken eggs into the refrigerator as soon as possible.
Check Your Chickens
When you are out in the coop or pen area, check your chickens overall appearance. Do they look healthy? Are they showing signs of stress? Do any of them have injuries? Observing your chickens helps prevent health issues.
Do not be afraid to check on your chickens multiple times each day Checking on your chickens ensures their overall health and well-being.