I am very excited to start this journey and have started looking through your posts already.
They are about 7 months old and in pretty dirty conditions. I think the house too small for the amount in it but I could be wrong. What size of house should be required for his large of group? I have absolutely no experience raising chickens and need all the advice I can get.
I started cleaning out all the poop yesterday and I am trying to decide if I should dig all the poop out of the coop or put mulch over top of it. I live in the Southwest in the desert and the ground is very dry. (I am not sure if that matters).
I am going to be building them a new coop in the next couple of weeks and will be moving these ladies to a new home. I have been looking through all these coop plans online and am getting lost in the sea of information...
One of the ladies is brooding... I believe that is the correct term. I am not sure how long she has been siting on her eggs or what I should do with her. If I am planning on moving them in the next couple of weeks should I allow her to continue to do this?
I put fresh hay in their nesting boxes, feed them, gave them fresh water, and made sure they have shade. What else is essential for them?
Thank you so much for your help