Backyard Chickens

Published on 06 November 2010 by in Backyard Chickens

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If you are interested in backyard chickens, it is an exciting journey to embark on. There are certain things you need to know about raising backyard chickens. We will go over every one of these important ponits in this article.

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Backyard Chickens
First of all, find out the reason why you want to raise backyard chickens. There are a lot of benefits by raising your own birds.

• It is very easy to raise backyard chickens and surprisingly less expensive than other more common household pets.
• Every morning you can wake up to having fresh and all organic eggs. Not to mention that they are a lot more nutritious and better tasting than the eggs you buy at the market. You will be saving a lot more money by having your own fresh eggs instead of paying the high price of organic eggs.
• Backyard chickens can help you get rid of weeds that you have in your lawn. This chemecal free way will make your lawn weed free. Also chickens will reduce the number of bugs you have in the area.
• If you have a green thumb, you can use chicken fertilizer for your gardening needs. It is the best fertilizer you can get and you do not ever have to pay for it.
• Not many people know that chickens do have a personality and they are fun pets as well.

Before embarking on raising backyard chickens, your town may have some rules and regulations about having poultry as pets. The second thing you have to do is to check your local chicken ordinances and see if you are allowed to keep backyard chickens. After you are all cleared to have backyard chickens, you can set out to get some chicks.

Springtime is the best time to get chicks. Check your local feed store for chicks and you will usually find chicks that are only a day old. This is the easiest way to start raising backyard chickens. There are other options such as hatching chicks from eggs. If you are up for the challenge, you will need to have a chicken incubator that can easily be made at home. Or if you would like, you can even purchase chickens that are for sale.

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For the first 60 days of raising your chicks, you can use a cardboard box that is sturdy enough or even a small animal cage like the ones they have for rabbits. For the floor the chicks’ temporary housing, cover it up with pine shavings. It is best to use pine shavings because it is free and best for the young chicks. Keep the temperature really warm. It needs to be between 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Every week that passes by, you can reduce the temperature by 5 degrees incrementally. To achieve this temperature, use a lamp with a 100-watt light bulb and point it in one corner. Keep a temperature scale inside to note how warm it is getting for the chicks.

Make sure to let the soon to be backyard chickens have enough play time and let them explore the outside world. Just be sure not to let them run away and keep an eye out for them because there may be predators nearby. Keep plenty of water available for the chicks and feed them chick crumbles.

After 60 days, they will start to get feathered out and then you will need to build a chicken coop. The general rule of thumb that works well is that each backyard chicken needs to have about 2 to 3 square feet inside the chicken coop. Luckily for you, we have plans and instructions on how to build chicken coops for your backyard chickens.

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