Easy Chicken Raising
Whether you are new to raising chickens or have raised chickens for years, keeping chickens can be a fun, family friendly and fulfilling practice. Chickens.org and our partners at Carter’s Farm are happy to make this even easier!
Why Should You Raise Chickens?
The reasons for raising chickens are as diverse as the people who choose to take up the practice. You may choose to start to raise chickens for any combination of the below reasons:
- To have a reliable food supply
- To engage in sustainable living
- To teach your children about animal husbandry
- To sell eggs or chicks
Of course, you may just raise chickens for the love of the activity and the birds. Whatever reason you have to raise chickens, the videos on this page, along with the other valuable resources on our site, will help you to find success and fulfillment in the practice. We’ll show you just how easy chicken raising can be.
Where Can You Raise Chickens?
As far as the US is concerned, every state allows the raising of chickens. However, you will need to check your city ordinances to make sure that your city and its zoning allow it. Note that some places will allow you to raise chickens within certain parameters. For example, New York City allows residents to raise hens with no restrictions— but not roosters — so long as the area is clean.
No matter where you live, whether you’re in the US or elsewhere, check your local policies on chicken raising. Also, consider the local climate and what that will require in terms of housing your chickens.
Who Can Raise Chickens?
In short, anyone and everyone can raise chickens. In fact, at Chickens.org, our aim is to help anyone who has an interest in raising chickens to do so successfully. Whether you want to raise chickens on your own, with your family, or as part of a community, you can participate in this practice that crosses cultural boundaries.
Raising chickens is a great learning experience for children, so we encourage parents and teachers alike to make children part of this practice.
How Do You Raise Chickens?
Watch our series of videos below, and consult our other literature if you want to learn how to raise chickens for free. If you have any questions that our site doesn’t answer, feel free to contact us.
INTRODUCING CHICKENS TO YOUR FARMS
CLIPPING CHICKENS’ WINGS
FOOD AND DRINK
ROOSTERS VS HENS
GOOD EGG LAYING
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Phoenix, AZ 85060-0620
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