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.

How to Raise Chickens for Beginners – Part One   We just took the plunge into chicken land too.  This is a great post that I needed to read.  #chicken  #really  howdoesshe.com

How to Raise Chickens for Beginners

How to Raise Chickens for Beginners – Part One We just took the plunge into chicken land too. This is a great post that I needed to read. #chicken #really howdoesshe.com

10 Things About Raising Chickens You Won’t Read in Books

10 Things about Raising Chickens You Won't Read in Books

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 that my girlfriend made!

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 that my girlfriend made!

CHICKEN COOP nesting boxes from milk crates.  Easier to clean... than wooden nesting boxes.

CHICKEN COOP nesting boxes from milk crates. Easier to clean... than wooden nesting boxes.

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