Continue your preparations for the winter months ahead, check housing
for repairs, roofing for leaks, air vents for blockages, fencing for breaks and holes and look out for the windy
weather that can damage the strongest of structures. Ensure that the
Chooks are draught free and bug
free by cleaning thoroughly.
Allow the chooks to make the most of the available light.
In the evening scatter corn on the bedding to get the hens to scratch around - this will keep 'movement' in the bedding and prevent it from clumping togther - muck out and remove excessive wet or dirty areas.
Although your hens may still be out roaming the garden and vegetable patch there are fewer bugs around to eat so make sure they have access to feed at all imes to compensate for this drop in nutrtion.
It is not unheard of for egg prices to rise at this time of year so if you do have hens still in lay you may be the only one that has fresh eggs for sale :)