Raising Backyard Chickens will not only provide high-quality eggs (organic if you chose to feed them organic feed only), but also serve as master gardeners, pest exterminators, and garbage collectors. More »
How To Raise Chickens
If you are thinking about raising some chickens in your backyard, you will be joining millions of Americans who are taking some baby steps to living a more sustainable, healthy lifestyle. This article will give you the details on how to raise chickens.
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You have no doubt heard the term “prepping” or “preppers”. Unfortunately with shows like Doomsday Preppers it has gotten a bad rap.
Just because you don’t have a yard or if you live in a Northern climate and its cold outside does NOT mean you cannot be growing vegetables indoors.
So you have talked yourself into raising backyard chickens (or your kids/spouse talked you into it). Your first question is probably: How Much Does it Cost to Raise Chickens?
Urban Chicken Coop
Have you always wanted to have backyard chicken coops but thought you couldn’t since you live in the city? While there are some cities that don’t allow any type of farm animal, many cities do and you’re allowed to have chickens.
How to Build a Chicken Coop
Chickens need a warm place to live. They need a place where their natural enemies can’t break in and carry them or their young away into the night. They need shelter when the weather takes a nasty turn.
Fresh herbs and spices can transform a dull, bland meal into a delicious, amazingly great tasting dish. Not only can fresh herbs and spices make your meal taste great but most have some unexpected health benefits. You can easily grow your own in an indoor herb garden in your kitchen.
Proper housing for your flock of chickens is key to having healthy birds.
Building a chicken coop to the proper specifications is not as easy as you may think. To fill the requirements a chicken coop design requires several key characteristics.