The Basics of Raising Your Own Chickens

Old World Garden Farms

As Spring approaches – many begin to think about the possibility of raising their own little flock of chickens. Backyard chickens have become popular in the last decade – and with good reason – not only can they provide your family with great tasting eggs – they can also become a great source of free fertilizer for your garden – and a great way to control insects!  (see: The benefits of raising your own chickens)

The original coop at the farm - made from pallets and shipping crate wood The original coop at the farm – made from pallets and shipping crate wood

We began raising our first chickens back in early 2011 – and it has truly been by far one of the most rewarding experiences we have ever had at the farm.   We started out with little knowledge other than what we had read in books and researched on-line –  but before we knew it, we had a coop, nine full-grown hens and about…

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