I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but one thing you will not see me doing is shouting “Welcome, Fall!” while wrapping myself in an oversized cardigan and sipping a pumpkin spiced latte. I can’t help it, I LOVE summer. And while I can appreciate the unmatched beauty of this time of year, I’m not so keen on mud in the run, feathers everywhere, zero eggs, and the possible return of mites or lice on my chickens. Thank goodness for Halloween (it’s my favorite besides Christmas)!
Making the Most of It
In an effort to un-invite myself to the pity party, I recently decided to take out the Chickenlandia-mobile and head to Michael’s, where I bought some super cute Fall decorations for my chicken coop. I also visited my local farm store for some mud-busting pine pellets, along with a few other things. You can watch my adventures here:
These Chickens Need Rogaine (Not Really)
‘Tis the season for not only falling leaves, but falling feathers. While any feather loss your chickens might be experiencing right now is likely just their annual molt, you will want to make extra sure there isn’t another reason. Here’s a video all about feather loss and what it could mean in your flock:
Guess what? Molting season is also MITE and LICE season! I know, I know, that’s not what you wanted to hear. I want you to be prepared with the knowledge of not only how to prevent these critters, but also how to treat them naturally should they infest your flock. Watch all about it here:
If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that it’s best to try and find the silver lining in things. With the change in the seasons comes a new opportunity for growth, togetherness, and transformation. As we move into the colder months, may you find warmth in your family, friends, and chickens. <3 I know I will!
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