Having chickens can be a lot of fun, but it can also be really nerve-wracking if you’ve never done it before. One of the best things you can do if you’re anxious beginning is to learn about the most common chicken-keeping faults.
There’s a lot to take in, and unlike most household pets, these creatures are at home in the great outdoors all year long and have their own set of regulations.
These 10 frequent chicken-keeping mistakes are simple to avoid and can help keep your chicken flock happy, healthy, and producing an abundance of tasty eggs.
1. Lack of garden fencing
Chickens are well-known for their penchant for wrecking garden spaces. These birds are on a mission to destroy all plants in the yard, whether it’s by devouring the entire strawberry patch or by kicking the mulch we spent all day Saturday spreading in the flower beds across the entire yard.
A strong, high fence is required to keep the chickens out of the garden. A free-range flock can wreck a season’s worth of hard gardening labor in a single afternoon. All of you will be pleased if you take the time to prevent them from entering the garden.
Once you get your garden under control, you may want to plant a separate garden for your flock to enjoy.