Getting Started Raising Chickens

Are chickens easy to keep? How expensive is it to raise chickens? This section has the most frequently asked questions when embarking on raising chickens.

Planning on raising backyard chickens? There's lots to know, but don't worry, we've got you covered. Learn the basics in this "How To Raise Chickens" article!
Eggs are amazing things. We often take them for granted, but you won't after you read this article!
Sometimes, in spite of our efforts to provide a nice clean spot for our feathered friends to deposit the rent in, we'll get a dirty egg or two.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) of raising a flock of BackYard Chickens.
So your kids (or spouse) talked you into chickens. Now, one of the first questions that came up was probably: "How much is this going to cost?" The good news is chickens are really not that...
We've been amazed at how many common every-day sayings originated from people who owned and raised chickens.
I have seen a lot of posts lately about what color(s) a breed lays, so I made a chart to put them all together. If you have any pics to add, please submit them in the thread here:...
Ever wondered what the correct terms are for all the chicken's body parts and plumage?
One of the many benefits of raising chickens is composting with chickens!
Most people think of chickens as backyard roamers, or maybe the next item on the dinner plate. But there is another way to own chickens, and that way is raising them to be your companion.
We decided to ask for tips from our friendly and helpful members on how to take care of our beloved flocks.
The chicken is a social bird that enjoys the company of its flock. Many social animals work out a hierarchy, and the chicken is no exception. The hierarchy created is a means of attaining and...
Anatomy and Function
Big, small, rounded, straight, wobbly, pointy, jagged... All chickens have a comb, but all combs are not the same.
Note: This page is for people who have a suppressed immune system, asthma, COPD or any condition that makes them especially susceptible to illnesses.
Meat chickens are one meat source that can be raised with minimal space, convert feed efficiently, and can be processed at home with not much more than a sharp knife and a big pot.
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