Raising Chickens: Answers to the Most Common Questions About Chicken Care, Feeding and Egg Laying
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Raising chickens is becoming a very popular hobby in residential and rural neighborhoods across the country and the world. For people new to raising chickens, there are a lot of questions and problems that they could possibly face. We've taken the most common questions people have about raising chickens and answered with great detail.
Some of the things you will learn in this book:
Is it Legal to Keep Chickens in Your Back Yard?
Can You Keep Chickens Safely With Dogs, Cats or Other Animals?
How Can I Make Money Selling Chicken Eggs?
How do I keep Predators From Killing my Chickens?
Plus a lot more!
We hope you enjoy this book and get a lot out of it. It has a lot of great information and these are truly the most often asked questions when raising chickens. You should be able to use this information to raise chickens successfully and to enjoy the process thoroughly.
You may want to locate this someplace you don’t mind getting dusty as the chicks will be digging and scratching in their bedding quite regularly, kicking up a good deal of dust. Plus, while they have a smell to them that isn’t necessarily “bad,” it is one that you may not wish to hit house guests, so keep them someplace accordingly. Creating the proper home for them though will turn out to be rather simple, but it’s still important to get it right. You’ll need a box of some sort that not only
nest and be done with it. No, it’s your responsibility to build or buy a coop, stock it with the proper amenities, and clean it regularly. But what type of coop should you get, exactly? Buying and buildi9ng will give you two somewhat different results as they have the plusses and negatives. With purchasing a coop, you don’t usually have to do any preplanning when it comes to blueprints or styles beyond picking the one you prefer. The downside is that should you need to add anything specific,
chickens with their diets. Chickens can eat some table scraps by the way, such as pieces of cooked meat (not chicken) or rice, but don’t base their entire diets on these foods or give them any processed items as those won’t do any good. Feeding chickens is really one of the easiest parts of the whole experience of raising poultry. The investment for food is small and a lot of the time they will be capable of caring mostly for themselves, making it very simple for you and your wallet. What
feed to give them and the best care for their feathers and how to construct a perfect coop will be utterly wasted if you discover that you’re not legally permitted to raise chickens on your property. There are indeed restrictions in place to prevent specific problems, particularly noise and animal complaints, but there are also times when everything works perfectly. You’ll need to know the difference between the go-ahead and the full stop. When it comes to zoning, there are two main
classifications, that of Residential and that of Agricultural. As you’d guess, having land that’s designated specifically for agricultural functions deems that you’re in the clear to raise chickens, build coops, and essentially do as you please with your property in terms of poultry farming. A Residential zone becomes more complicated as some neighborhoods and cities permit poultry with few restrictions and others ban them within city limits entirely. There’s no guesswork when it comes to