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.

A caruncle is “a naked, fleshy outgrowth,” according to Meriam Webster’s Dictionary. It generally refers to the protuberances found on the head and neck including the combs, earlobes, snoobs and...
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...
Taking the step to become closer to your food source is a big step for many, and can be difficult. That is ok.
So you have a broody, but she's not really hatching eggs, huh? Well, this is the article for you! No one wants a grumpy, hoarding, growling, puffy, no-laying hen hogging up a nestbox ESPECIALLY if...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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.
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!...
This article goes through the pros and cons of keeping a rooster to help you decide whether you should get one.
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...
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