Halloween is a great time for humans, but it can be downright scary for backyard chickens.
Kids, dogs, and candy can wreak havoc on your carefully-raised and tended hens, and possibly lead to a reduction in egg production. In some cases, you might lose your entire flock.
In this episode of What The Cluck?! we talk about how to keep your flock safe when trick or treaters come rolling around.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- The one thing you NEED to do on Halloween to make sure your flock stays safe
- Why predators are a bigger concern during this time than any other
- How to make sure your flock stays out of the candy and away from wrappers
Links we discuss:
Chickens: Naturally Raising a Sustainable Flock
I’d like to hear from you!
What are your plans to keep your flock safe on Halloween? Leave a comment below!
Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.