chickens

Hen Keeping Tips for August

  • Gather stinging nettles (wearing protective gloves) then blanch them for a few minutes and freeze in small batches. Give them to your flock for a dose of vitamin c and iron
  • Keep chickens healthy by worming them with a natural product such as verm-x once a month
  • Hang bunches of fragrant herbs, including mint, rosemary or lavender, in the coops to mask odours which are especially pungent in the heat