A beginner’s guide to backyard chickens story

If you’re looking to raise a few hens and harvest your own, backyard-fresh eggs, here’s how to get started.

The Basics

Consider the time requirements of raising chickens: hens require year-round care, and can’t be left alone for too long.

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Why Raise Your Own Chickens?

By producing your own eggs, you’ll no longer be participating in the  industrial agriculture system that’s notorious for its inhumane and  unsustainable practices.

Learning the Laws

The laws around owning backyard chickens vary widely by location, and  should be consulted before purchasing chicks or erecting a coop.

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Purchasing Chicks

You’ll also want to determine which breed is best for your climate, spatial constraints, and egg-production needs.


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