Clean up excess feed that birds dont eat
Feed should be stored in tight-sealed containers
Pick up and dispose of dead birds promptly
Wash hands before and after taking care of birds
Don't overcrowd birds; provide sufficient space
Regularly test water to ensure it meets quality requirements
Remove debris/clutter/trash from area
Feeders and waterers should be disinfected regularly
Do not borrow/share equipment from others with birds
Use a foot dip for entry/exit into coop
Regularly change bedding litter
Ensure good air quality (at bird head height)
Clean and disinfect incubators before and after each use.
Provide nest areas for laying hens to lay their eggs
Routinely till the surface of the ground soil
Keep a record of bird activity
Keep a record of all visitors
Vaccinate flock for infectious diseases
Provide pecking objects
Grass should be mowed regularly
Improving and managing drainage
A rodent control strategy should be in place.
Birds should be checked periodically for external and internal parasites.
Check birds daily for signs of health problems
Birds should be protected from wild animals.
Birds should be handled gently to avoid injury
All windows and openings should be covered with wire mesh
Provide your flock a well-balanced diet
Remove poisonous plants from property
Provide shelter and shade for flock
At least 6in (15cm) of roost (perch) space per hen
Limit use of nest box lighting
At least once a month assess feather loss
Provide ducks with clean bathing water
Different species of birds should not be kept together.
Separate sick birds from the flock
Don't mix different aged birds together.
Restrict access to poultry
Install a perimeter fence around your property
New birds should be quarantined for at least 10 days prior to introducing to the rest of the flock
Don't put out feeders for wild birds
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