More and more vets are becoming chicken friendly and knowledgeable but there are many things you can do yourself to keep your chickens fit and well. Good husbandry is essential to keeping your chicken’s healthy. Keeping their housing clean, giving them plenty of room and feeding with quality food are basic requirements. We have included items in this category that will help you to provide your hens with a happy, healthy and clean environment. A bonus of cleaning out your chickens is that their droppings are high in nitrogen and so make a great fertiliser for the garden. Simply add them to the compost heap. PS Chickenpox only affects humans, not chickens so that’s one thing you don’t need to worry about. Phew!