The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Lubricate and grease any bearings and other moving parts that may have grown dry and stiff during the off-season.Take inventory. Make sure you have plenty of twine, net wrap and or plastic. It also good to have some spare parts on hand to minimize downtime when something breaks. Adequate inventories can save you a trip to town or prevent a complete shutdown.
Another thing to consider is what are you going to do if your chicken gets sick? I do not think you will find a chicken veterinarian around the corner. Also, children may be at risk of Salmonella infection if proper hygiene is not followed. Remember to wash hands thoroughly after handling or playing with the chicks. 2b1af7f3a8