Chickens have full-colour vision, just like humans do.
Equipment for keeping chickens
There are items you’ll need to purchase and have to hand prior to getting your new hens.
Here is a list of things you will need:
An area for a run or pen
1 feeder (or more depending on how many chickens you’re keeping)
1 drinker (or more depending on how many hens you’re keeping)
Feed bin (safe from pests and vermin accessing it)
Layers pellets or mash
A shovel or scoop for cleaning out the coop
A box with food supplements and medical supplies always comes in handy.
These can include:
Poultry tonic/spice (vit and mineral supplement)
Citricidal (good for colds and coughs etc)
Anti-mite/lice/flea powder (Diatomaceous earth powder is best)
Flubenvet or Verm-X for regular worming treatment
Limestone flour or Davinova C (Calcium supplement)
Garlic powder (helps keep hens in good health and also reduces the odour from the droppings).
About Clucks & Chooks
This site has been designed to offer tips, advice and a guide to keeping hens. When I started out on the daunting task of preparing for life as a hen keeper (for eggs and as pets) I struggled to find information on the web and often found myself submitting questions on hen keeping to numerous forums. I am in no way an expert but I want to offer nuggets of advice which I have picked up along the way on areas which I have experienced and had to deal with. Hopefully you'll find this of some use.
With the recent recession affecting a lot of people, self-sufficiency is becoming more of a popular thing and keeping chickens can offer a valuable source of food and nutrition whether its from the eggs they produce or the chicken themselves.