If you are interested in starting to raise backyard chickens, now is the time to start planning. It is incredibly easy and rewarding for families. I cannot begin to tell you the joys that your family will experience. I was just notified that www.mypetchicken.com is starting to take order for chicks this year. I would suggest putting your order in early. Research the breeds with attributes that you are looking for and choose a delivery date in late Spring. Certain breeds of chickens will sell out. With a little planning, you can have a brooder ready for your new little flock in a couple of days.
There are plenty of resources if you are a newcomer. Please look back at my older posts. I have given book reviews, introductions to chicken raising, and coop overviews. I think you will also be surprised that once you start looking, you will find people in your area that raise chickens. Spring is around the corner. I can just envision people’s faces lighting up and that joyous feeling in their heart as they open those peeping boxes from the hatchery with day old chicks. What are you waiting for?
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