Raising Chickens: Answers to the Most Common Questions About Chicken Care, Feeding and Egg Laying
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.
egg tastes differently or whether there’s one way to go about things that’s inherently better than all the others. There’s so much confusion about eggs that prices change rapidly between different styles, all because no one reason knows the truth: eggs are eggs. Typically you’ll encounter a lot of arguments about whether eggs with brown shells are healthier, more flavorful, or just downright better than eggs with white shells, and the majority of these arguments are based entirely off of the
the need to have one rooster or hen as the leader (always a rooster unless no roosters are in the flock, then a female will step up and take charge). As long as feed is never in short supply, the pecking order will be easily maintained. Much of the time you’ll find hens of all breeds interacting with one another as well as cats, dogs, pigs, goats, cows, horses, and so on. Again, as long as there’s plenty of food to go around to every animal, then none of them will feel the need to lash out
production will slow down to almost nothing or stop entirely, though this again all depends on the breed of your chickens. The reason for the slowdown is because your chickens will be too concerned about the cold weather to need to lay more eggs, resulting in their bodies slowing the process down to focus on keeping warm. Specific breeds, however, have been bred specifically to continue laying or even improve their egg laying in the cold weather, such as the Russian Orloff. Worse than winter
feed. They get the majority of their dietary needs met through the specially made feed that stores sell and the best part of all is that they will never get tired of this. Chickens don’t tend to have a picky nature to food in the same way that dogs will eat essentially anything they you put in front of them, but you are certainly capable of giving them a variety of treats. For instance, chickens can actually eat certain types of table scraps. They seem to love things like rice, carrots, peas,
Don’t be alarmed by this! Chickens eat grass as a natural part of their diets whether we realize it or not. It isn’t an indication that their diet is lacking as is sometimes the case with cats and dogs, nor is it just something they’re doing out of boredom. It’s just part of their diet, so making sure they have fresh, clean grass growing nearby is something they’ll certainly thank you for. The great thing about chickens is that they can take care of a handy portion of their dietary needs just