Tuesday, June 25, 2013

9 Tips for the Neurotic Chicken Keeper


by Jennifer Sartell from Iron Oak Farm

Keeping a tidy house is only half the battle when you have a farm. Not only does the farm make everything dirtier (the floors, the laundry, the human beings), but I see the coops, the barn and the yard as an extension of our home.

When we first got chickens and goats I was slightly obsessive and would spray the coops and barn with an animal-based "odor eater"-type spray until one of my close friends wisely told me to snap out of it.

Jennifer shares her pointers for keeping your roost in tip-top shape and ready for visitors ...