The above illustration is from "The Home and School Reference Work", Volume III by The Home and School Education Society, H. M. Dixon, President and Managing Editor. The book was published in 1917 by The Home and School Education Society. This copyright free image is between pages 1076 and 1077.
Deciding what to raise on your homestead or backyard farm involves taking inventory of your resources and yourself. This guides you through 15 critical considerations, such as climate, soil, existing ecosystems, lay of the land, storage space, market research, what you like to eat, and your own ability to deal with livestock illness, injury, and death.
Chicken Care After First 60 Days, General Chicken Care, Coops - Once feathered move into a coop! 2-3 sqft per chicken in the henhouse & 4-5 sq/ft per chicken outside run. Keep local predators in mind! Flooring - Pine shavings work best. Try the deep litter method for low maint. Food & water-chicken layer feed / pellets. Or make a homemade chicken feeder / waterer, Treats - Vegetables, bread, bugs, chicken scratch(cracked corn, milo, wheat) LINK TO THE The Chicken Learning Center here!