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.

Ever wondered what the correct terms are for all the chicken's body parts and plumage?
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.
One of the many benefits of raising chickens is composting with chickens!
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...
Why would one want a diaper for a chicken? So it can come in the house, of course! This is perfect for a spoiled pet chicken who will be allowed in the house, or if you have no choice and need to...
I hope that this information will help anyone who is thinking of raising broilers and that you enjoy it as much as I do!
There are some breeds everyone is familiar with (Orpingtons, Silkies, Barred Rocks) and some breeds that just don't get a lot of air time. Some of these breeds have become rare and are in danger...
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...
Tired of frozen eggs? Learn about Heating your nesting boxes here. Step by step photos included.
Kids and chickens. They just seem to go together - like eggs and bacon. Many of us can tell stories about growing up and either having chickens at home or visiting a favorite relative's farm and...
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:...
Everything you Need to Know, Step by Step | TBN Ranch Research, Plan, and Prepare Raising chicks can be easy if you just do your homework before you buy. Knowing when to plan for your chick's...
Sexlinks are some of the most abundant chickens out there! Do you know what makes a sexlink a sexlink? Read here to find out!
Planning on raising backyard chickens? There's lots to know, but don't worry, we've got you covered. Learn the basics in this article!
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