How to Start Raising Your Own Chickens

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Chickens are one of the easiest animals to start with on your homesteading venture.  They are small, not expensive to purchase, require minimal room and provide eggs and lots of entertainment!  If you are only interested in providing enough eggs for your family you can assume that you will average around one egg per day in a fairly young laying hen. Here are a few things to consider before buying your first chick.

What age chicken would you like to start with?

If you start with chicks you can get them quite a bit cheaper initially.  I hatch out my own chicks at this point but in the past I have ordered them from a hatchery through the mail.  Generally the way it works is that you will order your chicks and the hatchery will tell you the approximate day of delivery to the post office.  Then at the time…

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