There are many benefits of raising chickens. For one, they’re an excellent way to grow your own meat and eggs.
Articles on Raising Chickens
We've raised chickens for more than 20 years and have learned many things that work well and other things that don't. We find raising chickens to be a very rewarding experience and an excellent way to put food on the table, both eggs and meat. Though we may not always be able to afford to buy the best food with which to feed our families, we can afford to grow it or raise it ourselves. The articles below share our experience with you.
Raising chickens is a great way to start raising livestock. They are one of the easiest types of livestock to get started with. They don’t require a large initial investment nor do they need a lot of space. And to get started, you don’t need a lot of know-how, yet raising them will be a […]
Once you have settled on a breed, you’ll need to decide where to buy your chickens. There are a couple of different options at this stage, and your choice will affect some of the equipment that you’ll need to raise your flock. Day Old Baby Chicks The first consideration is age. One of the most […]
Should I put a heat lamp in my coop? Cover the windows with plastic sheeting? How do I keep my chickens warm this winter? With winter approaching, these are important questions and concerns. If you live in the South and have mature chickens, 17 weeks old or older, you won’t need a lot of preparation. […]
Often, there are times when you’ll need to add new chickens into your flock. Perhaps you’ve unfortunately lost one or two hens to a raccoon or a skunk. Or maybe some of your older hens are now too old to lay well, so you’ve decided to get younger ones to replace them with. Potential Problems […]