There is slow and subtle change happening in suburban homes across the country, the chicken coop is beginning to replace the dog house, and for a good reason. There are a variety of reasons to keep chickens in urban environments. People have been keeping chickens in cities for centuries, and here are some of the benefits when you add chickens into your urban lifestyle
I have been raising chickens in the city for over 15 years, and I’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to keep chickens happy and healthy in an urban environment. From San Diego to Austin, I’ve built over 15 different chicken coops and harvested thousands of eggs.
Find out more below about raising backyard chickens below. From chicken coop designs, local ordinances and supplies.
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Where to start?
So, you want to raise some backyard chickens, huh? Good for you, amigo. But hold your horses… Before you run off to buy some chicks, you gotta do your homework. First and foremost, check the local laws and regulations to avoid any legal snafus. Once that’s out of the way, choose the right breed for your climate and needs. Do you want egg-layers or meat birds? Maybe you want a mix of both? No matter what, make sure you get a breed that’s suited for your local environment. Then, build or buy a coop that’ll keep your feathered friends safe from predators and the elements. Don’t skimp on this step, pal. Your chickens need a secure place to sleep and lay their eggs. After that, make sure you’ve got the right food and water. You can’t raise healthy chickens without a balanced diet and plenty of clean water. Finally, enjoy the fruits of your labor. Fresh, nutritious eggs from your own backyard… does it get any better than that?
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How to Build a Chicken Coop
So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and raise your own backyard chickens. Great choice! These feathery friends not only provide you with fresh eggs but also offer hours of entertainment. But before you can bring home your new pets, you’ll need to create a safe and comfortable space for them to live. This article will guide you through the steps of how to build a chicken coop for your backyard chickens. From planning to construction, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in, shall we?