So you happen to be interested in raising chickens at home now, are you?
Yes, there seems to be some sort of fad nowadays with many families rearing chickens right in their backyards.
There are even cities that have certain rules with regards to raising chickens at home.
Now if you seriously want to continue on with this project of yours, then continue reading this short guide which will give you some tips on raising chickens at home.
Because there are many types of chickens that can be bred and raised.
For those who are just new to the backyard chicken raising endeavor, it would be a good idea to ask friends who are already into raising backyard chickens or the pet store which type of breed is suitable to raise at home.
There are also websites and e-books that can give you many tips on raising chickens at home.
These types are what one may call the fun breed.
Size of chicken coop?
What is important is that the materials used for the coop are dry, sturdy, stable, and not necessarily extravagant.
Make sure also that the hens have enough room to be able to peck and scratch on the soil which is their nature.
Place the chicken coop in an area of your backyard which is dry and free from other animals.
Make sure that they have enough water and chicken feed throughout the day so that they do not go hungry.
Provide them with water bottles and food pellets which they can peck on anytime they go hungry. You can place the chicken pellets in a small bowl or scatter them inside the chicken coop.
Do check from time to time if they still have enough water to drink. Remember to also provide them with grit as this is very important for their digestion.
Raising free-range chickens at home whether for food or gaming is something that is enjoyable and educational.
Not only are you able to benefit from the eggs that they can give, but you are also able to bring out your nurturing side.
Shannon Stansberry has been engaged in the business of raising chickens for more than 12 years. In 2016, she accomplished the Agriculture & Natural Resources program at Mt. San Antonio College. At present, she tends to more than 80 chickens on her 4-hectare farm. Shannon regularly shares her insights and experience on how to raise healthy and contented chickens on the platform Typesofchickens.com