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If You’re Happy and You Know It, Strut Around

Four hens in a cage
Four different breeds of hens: (l-r) Lavender Orpington, Australorp, Welsummer, and Delaware.

In recent years many non-farmers have discovered that raising chickens can be a very rewarding hobby and also has many benefits, including providing fresh eggs and nutrient-rich fertilizer for your garden. Some people even enjoy them as outdoor pets! As a matter of fact, you may even know of some friends, or neighbors who are raising chickens in their backyard and wondered if you could do the same thing.

It turns out that keeping your backyard chickens happy can be a challenge, even for the “old hand” owner. Raising healthy chickens requires planning, attention to detail, and fastidiousness when it comes to completing daily chores. So, before buying some chickens of your own, check out a few tips