Daily tasks

Each morning I let my hens out as soon as possible.

bluebell hen in the snowThis exposes them to as much daylight and helps keep egg production up. I'll briefly look over them as they burst out of the coop and they should generally look bright eyed, tail up and begin strutting around or scratching away searching for food.

Daily checklist:

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