You are thinking about raising your own chickens for eggs and meat. Cathy Isom has some tips for raising chicks to backyard chickens. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
If this is your year to try your hand at raising chicks into backyard chickens, here are some tips to help you get started. Right now stores are full of them. Soft, cute, and just adorable little creatures that can stand in the palm of your hand. Those cuties could one day be producers of the eggs you use for your daily breakfast or other foods.
First, you should probably start with the coop. Have a plan for where it will go and how big you want it. Either build it yourself or just buy one. Some are pretty affordable and will save you hours of frustration if you’re not the least bit handy.
Secondly, find a chicken expert who will give you the ends and outs of what to expect, from the moment you bring them home. Finding a poultry purveyor is key so that you’re not burning countless hours diagnosing potential chicken problems yourself.
More tips for raising baby chicks ahead on tomorrow’s This Land of Ours.
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