Starting Off Right With Chickens

If you plan to add chickens to your homestead, there are a few things to know before you order your chicks

Starting Off Right With Chickens
By Alexis Griffee, New Mexico As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed and poultry magazines are beginning to arrive in our mailboxes, and farm stores are starting to fill up with the familiar chirp of chicks. Since spring is a time of new beginning, there is no better time to begin your flock. Poultry are a great addition to any homestead no matter the size. However, starting a new flock can be an overwhelming experience to those new to poultry. With so many different breeds, coop designs, and feeds to choose from, where do you start? Breeds With hundreds of breeds of poultry and a wide variety of colorations, choosing a breed is no easy task! The first step in identifying the best breed, or combination of breeds, for your homestead is to identify your

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