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    How to Lay Chicken Feed Properly

    ArticlePoultry AdviceFriday 04 February 2011
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    Keeping chickens healthy depends heavily on the chicken feed and water you give, as well as how you give it. When you think about buying chickens for sale, it’s vital that you think about these things beforehand so you can ensure their happiness and health. Laying the feed in the right area of chicken coops must be done in the correct way.

    First, check that chicken feed you use hasn’t gone off and that it is fresh. Check its colour, smell and then give it a squeeze. If you spot any mould or mildew you should dispose of it as keeping chickens healthy will not be possible with this bad food.

    Be sure that you have enough chicken feed for the type and number of birds you have. This is something very important to figure out when considering chickens for sale in the first place.

    Clean out the trough feeder regularly with warm water and get rid of old food in there. Allow the trough to dry before refilling it with fresh chicken feed and putting it back into chicken coops.

    Lay the feed in the feeder so it is about 2/3s full. This is the ideal amount to allow enough food without it having a chance to go off.

    Any old, unwanted chicken feed lying around on the floor of chicken coops should be swept up. 

    Position the trough in the centre of chicken coops with enough space around it so that there is easy access for your chickens. 

    When you see the containers getting empty, fill them back up.
     
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