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Metfield Chicken Coop Part 2


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Metfield Chicken Coop Part 2

  1. 1. Metfield Chicken Co-op
  2. 2. Metfield Chicken Co-op Day to day running
  3. 3. Metfield Chicken Co-op Food • Finding a cheap source. • Someone prepared to fetch food. • Storage of bulk food. • Rat proof containers. • Food thrown over the fence. • Communication over low stocks.
  4. 4. Metfield Chicken Co-op <ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>• Collected from roof of hen house and stored in water butts. </li></ul><ul><li>• Borehole and pump now installed. </li></ul><ul><li>• Freezing conditions can be a problem in winter. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Metfield Chicken Co-op <ul><li>Hygiene and Welfare </li></ul><ul><li>• Monthly meet to discuss issues and to carry out deep clean. </li></ul><ul><li>• Regular worming. </li></ul><ul><li>• Red mite treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>• Low egg production is always an indicator that something is wrong. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Metfield Chicken Co-op <ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>• Bank account initially – cash box now. </li></ul><ul><li>• Approx £20 per interest every 6 months. </li></ul><ul><li>• No formal accounts kept. </li></ul><ul><li>• No consideration given to whether it makes financial sense! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Metfield Chicken Co-op <ul><li>General Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>• Making decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>• Tolerance of absentees. </li></ul><ul><li>• Communication. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Any Questions?