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Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising Chickens

Dreaming about raising your own backyard flock? Whether in a city or on acreage, raising  chickens can be fun and rewarding for the whole family. Checkout all the info we have here on raising your own chickens. 

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facts about chickens and roosters

Chicken Facts

Raising your own backyard chickens often times means you’ll have lots of questions, even if you’re an experienced chicken-whisperer. Here’s a collection of chicken related frequently asked questions. 

Shelter And Health

One of the most important aspects of maintaining your own flock of birds is providing them with safe shelter. These articles will help answer any questions you might have about what kind of shelter to provide as well as what you can do to keep your birds happy and healthy.

black and white chicken pecking food off the ground


What can and can’t your chickens eat? Here you’ll learn what you should feed your birds to be healthy and productive layers? 

Chicken Breeds

Not all chickens are created equal. Some breeds are excellent egg layers while others are great for meat. Here you can learn the strengths and weaknesses of different breeds of chickens.

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Raising Chickens For Eggs

Many of us keep chickens to enjoy the eggs they produce. But do you know what to do to keep your girls laying? Here’s the info you  need to keep your chicken nests full of high quality eggs.

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