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.

This article goes through the pros and cons of keeping a rooster to help you decide whether you should get one.
Float testing your eggs is an easy way to tell if you’ve left your eggs out of the fridge too long & if they are safe to eat. Bad eggs float & good eggs sink.
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!
Most all of us here on BYC have chickens and those that don't are planning and learning to get some. But I will say this, and I only wish it had came to me before I started my flock years ago!...
Sexlinks are some of the most abundant chickens out there! Do you know what makes a sexlink a sexlink? Read here to find out!
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...
Bigger is Better: Advice from one chicken keeper to another I’ve been raising chickens for close to six years now. Compared to some, that’s a long time, and compared to others, that’s nothing....
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:...
We decided to ask for tips from our friendly and helpful members on how to take care of our beloved flocks.
If you are considering whether or not to raise chickens, what the disadvantages of raising them are, as well as the benefits of raising them are, this article could be of much help.
I know as a beginner chicken keeper, I was so worried I would do something wrong. Here are some of my biggest worries and how I survived them!
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...
Tired of frozen eggs? Learn about Heating your nesting boxes here. Step by step photos included.
An illustrated guide to the 9 different comb types
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...
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