How to make your chickens happy.
There are lots of ways that you can make your chickens happy. Happy chickens lay lots of eggs. Firstly, give the chickens a nice house, with a nesting box. Make sure they have lots of hay in their nesting box to lay their eggs in. Also they will need a perch to sleep on.
Secondly, the chickens will need lots of food and water. Each chicken will need 100g of layers pellets per day. This will give them lots of protein for laying eggs. Alternatively, you can feed your chickens mixed corn, but make sure they have grit with it to help them digest the corn.
Thirdly, the chickens will need lots of space. Build the chickens a run, or let them run around the garden. However, you will need to be aware that the chickens will eat most of your plants if you let them run free.
Chickens also like treats. Try feeding them marmite on toast, to give them extra protein. This should only be done once a week. You can also feed them lots of bread, and vegetable peelings.
Another thing chickens like is dirt baths. The chickens like to dig holes in the garden, and role about in the holes to help keep themselves clean. This will also stop them from catching mites.
The last thing you can do to make your chickens happy is to give your chickens lots of attention. You can talk to them, pick them up and stroke them. This will make your chickens easy to handle, and they will start following you everywhere!
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