Before You Start With Backyard Chickens

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Why Would I Want Backyard Chickens?

Having your own backyard flock of chickens has numerous benefits. They make great pets, give you fresh eggs, keep your yard and garden healthy, and can even boost your own mental health! Continue reading to find out more...

Is Owning Backyard Chickens Legal In My Area?

Before building a coop and hatching or bringing home your new pets, you must first determine if it’s legal to keep chickens in your area. The last thing you want is to have to give up your backyard flock due to city ordinance. Continue reading to find out more...

What Is The Best Chicken Breed For A Beginner?

There are over 200 breeds of chickens, and deciding which breed is best for you can be daunting. A chicken’s size, climate preference, and ease of maintenance are all important factors to consider. Continue reading to find out more...

What Is A List Of Supplies I'll Need Before Hatching My Own Chickens?

If you are starting with fertilized eggs, you will need an incubator. Immediately after they hatch (before they can be in a regular coop) you will need a brooder, heat lamp, waterer, food & feeder, and some bedding. Continue reading to find out more...

What Is The Time Commitment For Hatching My Own Chicken Eggs?

It takes an average of 21 days from the time of incubation for chicken eggs to hatch. The eggs go into "lockdown" (meaning no more turning the eggs) on day 18 or 19. Continue reading to find out more...

What Is The Time Commitment For Owning Backyard Chickens?

Just like any other animal, chickens are a commitment. Raising backyard chickens, however, is far less time consuming than most pets. Having a few hens in your backyard is actually pretty easy, and takes about 30 minutes-1 hour per day. What are the average day's tasks? Continue reading to find out more...