Having chickens in backyard is beginning to become more and more normal now of day. I see them all the time in my city which was one reason I decided to give it a try. So do you have a specific reason as to why you want to have chicken in you backyard? Most people who I speak to want them to have organic and free range chicken eggs and they like to raise chickens. Whatever your reasons are, I am going to try to assist you raise and manage backyard chickens.
How to Have Chickens in Your Backyard
Okay, since you’re wondering how to have chickens, I’m gonna assume you do not know that raising chickens can actually be illegal if you’re in certain towns. So check out these first before you proceed to anything else. You don’t need to get fined for having chicken in your backyard.
The Way to Have Baby Chicks On Your Backyard
They are quite inexpensive. When first beginning turn the temperature at 95 degree F and you should then reduce it by 5 degrees each week until it’s the same as ambient temperature.
The Way to have Chickens in Your backyard and How to Protect them – Adult
If you’re planning on having adult chickens you are going to want to protect them from getting attacked by building them a coop or buying one that is already produced. When choosing a coop or when you build one, make sure the windows on the coop face the sun. You will save money by letting the sun heat up the coop rather than using electric lighting. So be sure construct a top quality coop or buy one.
In my opinion, if I just have a few chickens, I love to build a chicken coop by myself. why? Mainly because it’s a hell of a lot cheaper and I enjoy building things. I enjoy being able to customize the coops in the why I want them built. This isn’t for everybody, however, If you don’t like building things and not really great with instrument I would recommend purchasing a pre-assembled coop.
I hope that you understand a bit more on the way to have chickens in your backyard. The first issue is to see if you are even allowed, figure out whether you want chicks or adults, and purchase or build a chicken coop.