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How to Raise Chickens
Raising poultry is an economical project that is economical for the sustainable living family homestead.
A country homestead wouldn't be the same without a flock of and even urban homesteaders are finding
themselves swept up with enthusiasm keeping a small flock of just 2 or 3 chickens.
Collecting your own wholesome eggs and then cooking with the freshest eggs possible is a
wonderful feeling. Truly fresh eggs from a home flock are the most nutritious eggs to be found anywhere.
help produce better gardens. They eat garden pests and produce manure for composting that is
very high in
nutrients which helps to boost garden yields.
As if all that was not enough, chickens provide homesteads large and small with a opportunity
for entertainment and companionship that is more unique then regular house pets. Chickens are
very smart, easy to handle, usually enjoy interacting with people and really look forward to treats
of kitchen left overs. Best of all, there is a wide variety of breeds to choose from including breeds
which are in need of preservation help.
Anyway you look at it, chickens are homestead classics!
Subject articles in this section will include, Starting Chicks, Housing Needs for a Laying Flock,
Chicken Nutrition, Egg Production, The Free Range Flock, Egg Incubation, Marketing your Chickens and
Eggs and much more!
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