Making it Easy: Avoiding Sore Backs and Tired Muscles

Tending chickens comes with plenty of rewards, but lugging heavy water and feed isn’t one of them Lifting also risks a sore back and tired muscles

Twenty and thirty somethings don’t bat an eye at physical chores, but small children, gray haired seniors, and anyone unable to hoist a 50-pound feed bag may shun keeping chickens There’s good news  Several techniques make moving heavy water, feed, and litter easier and safer



Feed manufacturers know that many people aren’t able to lift a 50-pound bag, so they package the same product in smaller containers  It’s easier to carry a ten-pound pouch than