Raising chickens has become very popular in recent years. Not just among homesteaders, but among suburbanites. Anywhere raising chickens is allowed, you can be sure that at least a few people are doing it. But with all these new chicken owners, lots of people are making deadly mistakes.
In this episode of Becky’s Homestead, Becky talks about five common mistakes to avoid when raising chickens. The mistakes are:
1. Putting smaller chickens in with full-grown chickens. The larger chickens will peck and kill the little ones.
2. Not putting out grit for your chickens to eat. They need it to grind up foods such as whole corn.
3. Forgetting to add diatomaceous earth to your chicken feed. Do this three times a year to prevent worms.
4. Neglecting to provide your chickens with both sunshine and shade. They need both to be healthy.
5. Not putting the nesting boxes in a quiet private spot where chickens will feel relaxed so they’ll lay more eggs.
Be sure to watch the video below to hear Becky elaborate on these points.