Mind Your Dirt Urban Backyard Chicken Costs Pinterest Infographic. The actual costs and profits of raising urban backyard chickens will surprise you! The price of chicken feed and bedding is nowhere near what you can get from the eggs, manure and compost material! Check it out! Also, enjoy this awesome pinterest infographic...

Mind Your Dirt Urban Backyard Chicken Costs Pinterest Infographic. The actual costs and profits of raising urban backyard chickens will surprise you! The price of chicken feed and bedding is nowhere near what you can get from the eggs, manure and compost material! Check it out! Also, enjoy this awesome pinterest infographic...

Keeping chicken in the backyard is really fun, as you will always have fresh eggs and cute pets at home. So if you have a little free space, you could consider building a chicken coop, even though you are only having a tiny backyard. We have found a round up of chicken coop designs that [...]

22 Low-Budget DIY Backyard Chicken Coop Plans

Keeping chicken in the backyard is really fun, as you will always have fresh eggs and cute pets at home. So if you have a little free space, you could consider building a chicken coop, even though you are only having a tiny backyard. We have found a round up of chicken coop designs that [...]

So, you want to keep backyard chickens? Some lessons are painful and expensive to learn by experience, so in the hope of sparing some growing pains for those about to embark on chicken-keeping, I have asked my Facebook fans what they wish they had known before they began keeping chickens. The following are some of their replies and a few of my own.

Things I Wish I Had Known Before Getting Chickens

So, you want to keep backyard chickens? Some lessons are painful and expensive to learn by experience, so in the hope of sparing some growing pains for those about to embark on chicken-keeping, I have asked my Facebook fans what they wish they had known before they began keeping chickens. The following are some of their replies and a few of my own.

My predator-proof chicken coop DIY! I bought the Advantek Terrace coop a few months ago. Love the simple clean design. Wanted to give them a little more room to move around so I built a larger chicken wire pen for about $50 to encompass the coop. For the price, this coop has been great! Works great for my little backyard flock of 6 chickens.

My predator-proof chicken coop DIY! I bought the Advantek Terrace coop a few months ago. Love the simple clean design. Wanted to give them a little more room to move around so I built a larger chicken wire pen for about $50 to encompass the coop. For the price, this coop has been great! Works great for my little backyard flock of 6 chickens.

Get your flock started with the best chicken tips - How to buy chickens, "must have" items for your coop and run, chicken feeding and watering.

7 Best Chicken Tips for First Time Chicken Owners

Get your flock started with the best chicken tips - How to buy chickens, "must have" items for your coop and run, chicken feeding and watering.

DIY grazing boxes make for happy hens. They're a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too! Save money, happy chickens. Win, win.

Save Money on Chicken Feed - Build these Grazing Boxes for Your Flock!

DIY grazing boxes make for happy hens. They're a great way to save on the cost of raising backyard chickens (and other poultry), too! Save money, happy chickens. Win, win.

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