Chickens are what most people think about when they start considering urban homesteading. There’s a good reason for that, chickens can be an easy livestock to start raising, and they don’t take a lot of space. Keeping chickens is a quick way to start producing all the eggs your family will need. Chickens can also be raised just part time for meat, or even as dual purpose birds!
They do have a little bit of learning curve, and there are things you can do to help your chickens have a happy life. If you are thinking about getting chickens, but aren’t sure if they are right for you, please download my free e-guide Baby Steps To Backyard Chickens.
Baby Steps To Backyard Chickens comes with a free companion, a printable checklist to help you get ready for chickens. It’s also packaged as a free email course! Sign up for your downloadable checklist and email course right here:
If you are sure you want to start keeping chickens, or if you already have chickens, feel free to look through the available resources below!
Backyard chickens are one of the best pets that you can keep. They are easy to keep and require very little attention compared to most pets such as dogs. Plus, they give you eggs in return for a little bit of care and attention!
If you want the best of the Farming My Backyard’s chicken wisdom featured below , but compiled into one easy to read source, check out my book, Backyard Chickens: How To Have A Happy Flock.
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Thinking About Getting Chickens?
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