More and more people are keeping pet chickens and it's not hard to see why. These birds are smart, curious, full of personality, and we hear that some of them even like to cuddle. Did we mention that you’re also getting fresh eggs as part of this deal?
On the other hand, even a small flock of chickens demands a lot of your time and a lot of space in your yard. What's more, the average chicken lives for about eight years, so you're going to be taking care of the little guys for a while.
If you're getting ready to bring your first chickens home, the sheer volume of information out there can be intimidating. Thankfully, we’ve created this beginner’s guide to raising chickens so that we hoomans can start off on the right foot (or claw).
In this guide, we’re going to look at the following topics:
- Types of Chickens
- Picking the Perfect Breed
- Raising Chickens
- Chicken Feed
- Daily Care and Cleaning
- Treats, Supplements Snacks
- Signs of a Healthy Chicken