May 26, 2017

Cleaning the Chicken Coops and Installing New Nesting Boxes

As many of you know, I’ve long enjoyed the pastime of raising chickens. I began raising chickens primarily for their delicious, fresh eggs, but over the years, I’ve also grown fond of caring for them, and learning about their many different breeds and varieties.

At my Bedford, New York farm, I currently have four coops that house more than one-hundred chickens in all. From the moment they arrive, I make sure they are housed properly, fed all the best, most nutritious foods, and have enough room to roam and range happily. Their coops are given a thorough cleaning once a week - fresh bedding, clean nests, etc. And recently, my outdoor grounds crew replaced all the nesting boxes with new ones from Hog Slat Inc., power washed every coop and installed new protective netting over the entire chicken yard. 

Here are some photos - enjoy.