The snow finally came!! And the chickens are resisting the change in weather, especially the older hens. This week I am going to share with you some tips and tricks to keeping a healthy, happy flock this winter.
New treat today was a peanut butter and raisin stuffed apple! The chickens thoroughly enjoyed it, even got the older hens outside. Coring the apple was a challenge though. Figured out a grapefruit spoon works best for getting the core out.
Another method we like using for keeping healthy chickens is oatmeal. The chickens enjoy it too! I mix ground flax meal in with the oatmeal to add extra protein, particularly good if the flock is going through a molt.
A clove of garlic and a couple drops of oregano oil add important properties to the ”potion”. This is a great treat to give in the winter and spring.
Have a great rest of the week and a happy new year!