Tag Archives: Raising Chickens

Backyard Chickens, Part 4

May 9, 2011


If you’ve done some research and decided to start a flock of chickens, you have a few options.  I will address the easiest one first. The Ready-Made Flock The simplest way to get started with chickens is to buy adult birds that are already laying (or “started pullets” which are female birds nearly grown).  Check […]

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Backyard Chickens, Part 3

May 2, 2011


I have often been asked what kind of chicken someone should buy.  That question could have a lot of answers depending on your circumstances and goals. The eggs you most likely buy at your local grocery store come from a flighty breed of chickens raised in very cramped battery cages.  Though this breed holds records […]

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Backyard Chickens, Part 2

April 25, 2011


“But I can’t have chickens where I live…” This is one of the most common reasons I hear for why people don’t maintain a small flock of chickens at home.  You may be surprised just where you actually CAN have chickens. In the last few years, there has been a renewed interest in the backyard […]

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Backyard Chickens, Part 1

April 12, 2011


In your mind’s eye image of the family farm. What comes to mind first?  It’s a good bet that you see chickens pecking around a barnyard.  They are part of that idyllic picture for good reason. The Benefits Of Poultry A flock of chickens can provide many benefits.  A well-chosen breed of laying hens will […]

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