Having chickens is a homesteading and prepping must, but interestingly, it is becoming a hip trend, even in the city. People are starting to look for better, fresher foods and having your own eggs in the morning is just plain appealing and fulfilling. Keeping a flock of chickens in your backyard makes good sense regardless of whether you live in an urban or rural area.
There are different varieties of chickens that you can rear like layers, broilers or you can opt to keep cockerels. You don’t have to start with a large flock. I recommend you begin with about 25 to 35 chicks.
The best place to buy chicks is from a commercial hatchery because the chicks are already vaccinated for different bacterial and viral diseases. Hatcheries have a variety of chicks; make sure you buy those that thrive in your area.
Pros of Keeping Chickens
They Provide Vital…
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