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.
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.
One of the many benefits of raising chickens is composting with 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:...
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!
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.
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