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Prospective Chicken Mom: Can you give me the basics on care?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Guavacoop, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. Guavacoop

    Guavacoop Chirping

    Jun 30, 2007
    We're just thinking about getting into chickens -- maybe starting with 3 or 4 in our backyard. Can someone give me a quick run-down of the work we'd have to devote once we have our whole set-up going and the chickens are full-grown?

    What needs to be done daily and how long does it take?
    How often do you clean and how long does that take?

  2. jmantoo1

    jmantoo1 Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    your best bet is to buy a book .there are quite a few good books on chickens .they will tell you all about chickens. reading the post here is a good sourch of info [​IMG]:th
  3. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Have you read all the info on the links on the main page (Raising Chickens 101, etc)? Those pages are full of wonderful information.

    Basically, chicken care can take as much or as little time as you want to give it. Have chickens is rather addicting and you will probably enjoy it more than you ever imagine. [​IMG]
  4. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Things done twice daily:
    Check on feed and water, and replace if necessary
    Collect eggs
    If I have to feed and water and collect eggs, then it will take me about 10 minutes.

    I clean out my two chickens when they need it . . . which is usually about every week and a half or so. It probably takes me about 20 minutes.

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