Keeping Chickens

Raising chickens for eggs…

Want to Have a Couple of Chickens?

Here is Your Starting Point!

I love pet chickens.

Hens, that is.

Roosters are too noisy, but hens just quietly cluck and peck the ground, and nobody even knows they are there.

They eat flies and other insects for you, keeping to a minimum the annoying flying things in your yard.

They also eat your vegetable scraps, lowering your volume of garbage. And, eventually, they give you eggs. Lots of them.

Have you ever wished you had been raised on a farm and had to scatter a handful of corn to the chickens every day? Now you can. With a simple coop, and a flock of 3 (they do best in groups of at least 3), you can have fresh eggs even if you live in a basic subdivision with neighbors, curbs, and paved streets.

Backyard chickens are on the rise in this troubled economy, and keeping a small coop fits with being green–you know where some of your food (at least your eggs) come from. Try it!

Rhode Island Red Rooster

Why You Want Rhode Island Red Chickens and How to Get Them

Rhode Island Red chickens are an American-made breed, established in Rhode Island and Massachusetts during the mid 1800’s. Since then, they’ve proven themselves a hardy stock that beautifully serves the purposes of egg layer and meat bird. Plus, they’re gorgeous. Read on to learn why Rhode Island Red Chickens are some of the best chicken …

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chicken eggs vary in color

Why You Should Eat Chicken Eggs and How to Do So Properly

Chicken eggs offer you an incredible source of essential nutrients in a perfectly smooth, palm-sized package. While they do contain some cholesterol, an egg is a complete protein food. That means that it contains all of the essential amino acids required to ensure that your body absorbs protein in the right way. Chicken eggs also …

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Silky Bantam Chickens are Very Cute

Bantam Chickens are a Joy to Keep

If you’re looking for chickens to raise for yourself then one of the first types you should seriously consider are the varieties of Bantam chickens. There are actually a large variety of different types of Bantam chickens, which have come to us from all over the world. These include feather footed varieties, Cochins and clean …

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Leghorn chickens are popular amongst chicken breeds

All About Leghorn Chickens

Leghorn Chickens – Popular Amongst Chicken Breeds There are all different kinds of chicken breeds throughout the country and around the world. These breeds range from small to large, white to brown to black or spotted and everything in between. One of the most common types of poultry breeds, however, is known as a Leghorn. …

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