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!
This article goes through the pros and cons of keeping a rooster to help you decide whether you should get one.
Anatomy and Function Big, small, rounded, straight, wobbly, pointy, jagged... All chickens have a comb, but all combs are not the same.
We've been amazed at how many common every-day sayings originated from people who owned and raised chickens.
Ever wondered what the correct terms are for all the chicken's body parts and plumage?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) of raising a flock of BackYard Chickens.
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.
Taking the step to become closer to your food source is a big step for many, and can be difficult. That is ok.
What? Keep your chickens happy? They are, after all, well... CHICKENS!
Our grandparents and generations before are used to using these older birds for meat, but use them in cooking methods that enhance the age of the chicken. Coq-a-vin is a common dish that...
When I bought my first flock of 7 chickens, I got 4 Easter Eggers (blue/green eggs), a New Hampshire (brown egg), a Jersey Giant (brown egg), and an Ancona (white egg).
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.

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