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.

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.
We've been amazed at how many common every-day sayings originated from people who owned and raised 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 article!
This article goes through the pros and cons of keeping a rooster to help you decide whether you should get one.
I’ve learned all sorts of ridiculous things that no one warned me about because these things are so commonplace, experienced chicken keepers don’t even consider them.
Keeping a rooster can be fun and rewarding, and they are often great additions to the flock, and beautiful to boot. However, there is a lot of misinformation floating around about them, and...
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) of raising a flock of BackYard 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...
Tired of frozen eggs? Learn about Heating your nesting boxes here. Step by step photos included.
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?
Note: This page is for people who have a suppressed immune system, asthma, COPD or any condition that makes them especially susceptible to illnesses.

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