Getting Started with Backyard Chickens

There are a few basic things you must have to start raising chickens:

Your Hens:

  • Incubate and hatch eggs 
  • Or start with chicks
  • Or start with adult hens


Your Chicken Coop:

  • Buy or Build: know your building skills and your budget
  • Save your time and frustration- A professionally designed chicken coop guarantees a strong predatorproof shelter.


The Feed, Water, Heat, and Bedding:           

  • Poultry feed
  • Fresh water
  • Heat lamps not required but recommended in subfreezing climates
  • Mulch, pine shavings, or hay for bedding