Firework fright 

As October drawers in November begins and people celebrate 5 November by lighting bonfires and setting off fireworks. As bright and colourful as they can be dangerous to your chickens. Last year one of our hens (Maisey) died after being spooked by fireworks. She was showing signs that she was spooked by not going to roost in the eglu and she wouldn’t move into the cute even when I had thrown some treats into the coop. There are couple of ways to try and prevent this from happening to you such closing your chickens in their coop as soon as it gets dark before all the firework shows kickoff. Another idea maybe to talk to any neighbours to see if they could use pet friendly fireworks. Most birds aren’t affected by them but if your hens i’m showing signs of being spooked by the fireworks keep an eye on them. 

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