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.

What breed of chicken is right for you? Below is a list of common breeds for beginners, with some of each breed's pros and cons. Australorp Good, dependable layer of brown eggs Dual...
Well the thing I am focusing on is this: WHAT BREED SUTES YOUR BACKYARD!!!! A. Isa brown: these are an especially good pet if your looking for a good layer also what adds to there fantastic...
Getting new fluffy chicks in the mail or older chickens is always exciting. For one, more chickens, and two, new egg colors to add to your Easter basket, but what if your favorite out the bunch...
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.
Buying Chickens- What to look for? When buying chickens, whether it's for the first time or not, we all get excited. We know though that it requires research and sometimes that can take a lot of...
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.
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