Brothers M. Mondays in May is back – A new post each Monday in May 2019.
Taking care of the chickens can be fun and entertaining, but it’s still a lot of work.
The bulk of the work is in the daily feeding, watering, and moving of the chickens. Multiple daily trips to the pasture are required to properly care for the birds. We take pride in the care we give to raise quality chicken, even when it’s raining.
Besides the daily care, there are several other days that require extra amounts of labor. Over 200 chickens are handled once when we receive them. Handled two times when moving from the brooder to pasture and three times during processing. There are also maintenance days such as working on the chicken tractors and cleaning the brooders and equipment.
But, my favorite are the days we get the feed. Helping the kids lug around 50lb bags of feed makes a person feel good.
Usually we load a lawn trailer to carry the bags down the hill. This year we had mechanical issues half way through so Matthew got to strut his stuff by doubling up.