Not sure how to have chickens in your backyard? Having chickens in backyard is starting to become more and more normal now daily. I see them constantly in my city which was one of the reasons I decided to give it a go. So do you have a specific reason as to why you want to have chicken in you backyard? Most people who I speak to want them to have organic and free range chicken eggs and they prefer to raise chickens. Other I know raised them as pets and some use them as a meat source. Whatever your reasons are, I will try and assist you raise and manage backyard chickens.
The Way to Have Chickens in Your Backyard
Okay, since you’re wondering how to have chickens, I am gonna assume you don’t know that raising chickens can actually be illegal if you’re in certain towns. So check these out first before you move on to anything else.
The Way to Have Baby Chicks On Your Backyard
They are quite inexpensive. When they arrive just make sure they stay warm inside a brooding pen, which is basically a smaller chicken coop. When first starting out turn the temperature at 95 degree F and you need to then reduce it by 5 degrees each week until it is just like ambient temperature.
The Way to have Chickens in Your backyard and How to Safeguard them – Adult
If you’re thinking about having adult chickens you’re likely to need to protect them from getting attacked by building them a coop or buying one that is already produced. When choosing a coop or when you build one, make sure the windows on the coop face the sun. You will save money by allowing the sun heat up the coop instead of using electric lighting. You also want to be certain that the coop is sturdy enough to withstand storms and windy days. So be sure construct a high quality coop or buy one.
Can I Prefer, A Pre-Built Coop or one I built my self?
In my personally opinion, if I only have a few chickens, I like to construct a chicken coop on my own. why? Mainly because it is a heck of a lot cheaper and I enjoy building things. I like being able to customize the coops in the why I want them built. This isn’t for everybody though, If you do not like building things and not really good with instrument I would recommend buying a pre-assembled coop.
I hope that you understand a bit more on the way to have chickens in your backyard. The first issue is to see if you’re even allowed, figure out if you want chicks or adults, and buy or build a chicken coop.