To Do Calendar Advice

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pfewless, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. pfewless

    pfewless Out Of The Brooder

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    Being New to chickens I have started a calendar. I put all the things I need to do for my girls on it as well as all I have done. Can anyone tell me other important things I may want to record on this?
     
  2. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a great idea! What do you have on your calendar so far? How old are your girls?
     
  3. pfewless

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    Not much really. Worming 1 time a year, fencing checks and repair quarterly unless noticed sooner, same with coop and a complete coop wash down spring and fall, a complete check up on all chickens monthly for any injuries or possible problems (easy I have 3 chickens) things I havent noticed daily since their feathers might cover something. natural bug spray mothly for lice and stuff. Winterizing and lighting changes to start in september with rope light on a timer so i get better egg production in winter. a break for molting every 12 to 18 months + feed changes durring molting and seasonal feed changes (working on the research for that) Mine are pullets. I am still in planning and learning stages. So I am asking a lot of questions and doing a lot of research. I am working on being a good first time BYC farmer.
     
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  4. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your calendar is already impressive! I hope you'll share when it's complete. I would add checking the first aid kit monthly to make sure nothing has leaked or expired. Plans for hot weather would also be helpful.
     
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  5. pfewless

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    good ideas I will add that. Thanks being new I have so much to learn and everyone here has been so helpful. You have led me to another question what all should be in a reasonable first aid kit for a BYC farmer?
     
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    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also tape an index card to the first aid kit that has contact information & business hours for a vet who will see poultry in an emergency.
     
  8. pfewless

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    Adding a dust bath bowl for the winter months November -April to be changed out monthly.
     

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