This is a month to be prepared for - weather wise, it can throw all manner of elements our way - from glorious warm sunshine to heavy downpours with humidity levels becoming sometimes unbearable and a few storms thrown in for good measure.
If you have young ones chirpping around the lawn be aware that a
sudden downpour can be fatal to
them, so make sure that they get somewhere safe if the weather looks
to be changing rapidly.
If your Chicken's are regularly free ranging it is well to remember to check for eggs that have been laid in different areas as these are susceptible to attract rats, which could become an immense problem if no precautionary measures are taken.
Also Rats and Mice will be present around feed bins and bags so make it a prioritory to close up any that are opened and store away safely to prevent any encouragement of these visitors of moving in permanently for free meals.
You may also find that your chooks may roost elsewhere if you have larger breeds or flightly ones. You may find them in hedges or even up in trees which doesn't find 'putting the flock to bed' an enjoyable time if you have to play 'Chook Chase' in the evening. To avoid this you can clip the chicken's wings.
Keep checking the housing and Live Stock for Mites & Lice, and continue with the preventative treatments to avoid any infestations during hotter periods where they can multiply.
Black out nestboxes if you have a pessistant egg eater as well as add in fake eggs.
Remove and clean muddy water drinkers and any feed that gets wet and replace it using a protected feeder.