Raising Chickens

This site was created to provide information to everyone interested in chickens, whether you are a newbi or experienced chicken farmer we can help you with all your chicken information needs.

It is very important when you start out raising chickens for eggs  to make sure that you are allowed to keep chickens in your backyard. You will need to check with your local authorities to make sure that you are able to keep chickens and see what restrictions they may have. i.e. some councils will not allow you to have roosters but will allow hens.

It is very important when you start out raising chickens for eggs  to make sure that you are allowed to keep chickens in your backyard. You will need to check with your local authorities to make sure that you are able to keep chickens and see what restrictions they may have. i.e. some councils will not allow you to have roosters but will allow hens.

Interested in raising chickens? Here’s our Raising Chickens 101 series—a beginner’s guide in 6 chapters. We’ll talk about how to get started raising chickens, choosing a chicken breed, building a coop, raising chicks, chicken care, collecting and storing eggs, and more. The author, Elizabeth Creith, has fifteen years of experience keeping chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys on her farm in Northern Ontario. She currently dreams of a new flock of fancy chickens!

There are quite a few predators that would love to sink their teeth, claws, or talons into your chickens. We have listed some of the most common predators below to make sure that you know why you need your coop built so sturdy. According to what area you live in, you may have all of these or some of these to worry about.

So, you're interested in raising chickens?  You've embarked on a fun and exciting journey! BYC (BackYardChickens) is FULL of great information. If your question isn't answered in our Learning Center Articles then we promise there is an answer on our  chicken forum .

So, you’d like to get started raising chickens ? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first post of a beginner’s guide . Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.

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