Backyard Chicken Raising ? 10 Vital Steps Before You Start
Like many people, you probably love the idea of keeping free range poultry in your backyard or garden. You will enjoy delicious, fresh eggs almost daily. If you intend to raise your hens as pets you might not wish to think of them as a nutritious source of food, but it is something to at least consider as a good source of income perhaps.
None of this can be done without looking after your chickens properly. So here are the 10 vital steps for raising and keeping your poultry happily and in great condition.
Step 1, choose the breed. It is vital to choose the right breed for your area and requirements. Tolerance to hot or cold weather, good layers or for the pot, good pets or backyard scratchers – there are many aspects you need to consider carefully at the outset. You can get good advice from your local hen