Best Backyard Chickens
Wondering how to raise chickens in your backyard?
This FREE handbook is like enrolling in Owning Chickens 101
Dear Fellow Chicken Lover,
If you’re looking for information on how to raise chickens, you’re not alone!
After all, chickens make great pets, as well as providing eggs and meat. They have personalities, just like dogs and cats, and they can live well over a decade, all while providing 200-300 eggs per year each! And you’ll know exactly what’s gone into the chickens whose eggs you eat (or sell!), and how they’re treated. Literally thousands of other people just like you are becoming backyard chicken farmers – more every day!
And to get the best possible information, you’ve definitely come to the right henhouse today. We are the folks from Backyard Poultry magazine, the original chicken magazine! We not only love our chickens – from tiny Dutch bantams to massive Black Jersey Giants – we also love to help other people enjoy the joys of keeping poultry, whether it’s on a farm or in the city. That’s why we’ve written this FREE handbook, Best Backyard Chickens: Facts about Chickens, Best Chickens for Eggs, Raising Meat Chicken Breeds, What to Feed Chickens & Easy Chicken Coops to Build.
You can tell just from the title that this handbook has you covered from A to Z! Best of all, you can download it right now for free and get started immediately on your journey to chicken delights.
How to raise chickens, Step 1
You could scour the Internet, haunt the library and spend weeks researching in order to learn how to raise chickens. Or you could just read our free handbook in a few minutes and be ready to order chicks tomorrow!
What’s more, this is no jargon-heavy, scientific tome. It’s a straightforward, down-to-earth book written in friendly language to deliver experience-based advice that even the most novice poultry keeper will understand.
It’s organized into five steps that our collective experts all agree you should take to help you get your chicken coop up and running, and your flock producing, along with award-winning articles, books and online resources to help you. You’ll learn about following – or changing – your local municipality’s laws regarding backyard chickens, choosing chickens, building a coop (how about that combined playhouse/coop you’ll see here!), what to feed chickens and keeping them healthy.
We even answer those questions you might think are too silly to ask – but aren’t!
Do I need a rooster to get my hens to lay eggs?
Nope, not unless you want chicks. (And that’s not a dumb question: It’s the most commonly-asked question out there.)
How much do chickens eat?
A typical laying hen will consume around four to six ounces of feed each day with an increase during cold months and a decrease during warm months.
How do I get chickens back into the coop at night?
You don’t! Most of the time, they’ll do it on their own! Isn’t it great raising chickens?
As you can see, whatever you’re worried about, we’ve got the solution – and in many cases, the answer is a lot easier than you might have anticipated. There’s a reason why so many people are deciding to raise chickens in their backyards, after all. So what are you waiting for? It’s fun, manageable and rewarding! Just read our handbook and see!
All together, this handbook is designed to help you…
- Learn the ins and outs of raising chickens at home
- Discover how to raise chickens that are happy, healthy, productive and fun
- Involve your children and teach them responsibility
- Choose the best chickens for your needs and preferences, whatever they are
- Become an expert on how to raise chickens, no matter what your level of previous experience
In short, the first step to becoming a chicken expert … is to download this FREE handbook right now!
How to raise chickens, Step 2
When you start to read our free handbook, you’ll notice right away that it’s written to help you have fun even before you buy your first chicken. One of the best things about our magazine is that we don’t talk to our readers, we talk with them – and many of their personal chicken adventures are shared in this handbook!
You’ll read, for example, about Sarah, the buff Brahma hen who serves as a mascot for the “Sara”-sota Cluck Chicken Group. And about Ro-Ho the rooster, whose antics rounding up his flock of hens every evening prompted his owner to set up chairs for the neighbors who regularly come to enjoy them!
And of course you get all the practical advice you need, including:
- The top 10 questions about raising chickens answered
- Tips for getting your community to legalize backyard chickens
- Facts on chicken breeds
- Advice and instructions on building inexpensive coops
- The best ways to protect your flock from predators and diseases
- Information on breeding
- Even chicken recipes!
You also get checklists to make it all incredibly user friendly, plus a whole flock of links to additional information from our website!
Now, we know that if you’re new to backyard chickens, all of this might seem a bit intimidating. Most people grew up owning cats or dogs, not chickens, so it’s not exactly something you may be comfortable with. All kinds of worries may crop up in your head: How do I know what kind of chickens to get? Where do I house my chickens? What if my chickens get sick? Will my neighbors be upset? How do I get my chickens to lay eggs?
Relax! We’ve got all the answers. We’ll guide you through the process of choosing the breeds that are right for you, help you build the perfect chicken coop, teach you about preventing diseases, give you advice for keeping the neighbors happy and explain how to keep your flock happy and productive. And remember, all of this is free – so you can save your money to buy chickens, of course!
How to raise chickens, Step 3
Are you ready now to start learning? Keeping chickens is incredibly fun and rewarding, as you’ll find out when you read this free handbook. For starters, just deciding which breeds you want is entertainment all by itself! Do you want your chickens for eggs or for meat? What color eggs do you want? Do you prefer docile chickens to more flighty – but hardier – hens? What is your climate like?
These are all questions we’ll have you answer for yourself to make it easier to decide. And the fun part is that there are literally hundreds of breeds to choose from, so you’ll be able to find exactly the right ones for your situation after you’re read our handbook.
What else will you be able to do when you’re finished reading?
- Convince your community to legalize backyard chickens
- Build or buy the perfect chicken coop
- Feed your chickens exactly the right food
- Get your chickens exercising to keep them healthy and happy
- Harvest and enjoy – or even sell – dozens of your own eggs
- Breed your flock to improve productivity
And above all ….
We hope you’ll download our free handbook immediately, because the sooner you read it, the sooner you and your family can begin reaping the rewards of raising, playing with and harvesting the products of your new chicken flock. And that’s not just chicken feed!
Yours for the love of chickens,
PS: By now, you may be eager to buy your first chicks. But where to do it? Who can you trust? No worries: We’ve got all the resources you need in Best Backyard Chickens: Facts about Chickens, Best Chickens for Eggs, Raising Meat Chicken Breeds, What to Feed Chickens & Easy Chicken Coops to Build for buying with confidence!
PPS: Remember, thousands of backyard chicken farmers can’t be wrong. Join them today for all the joys and benefits – safe, healthy eggs, fun getting to know each personality, giving kids the responsibility for a new pet, even eggs and meat to sell – by reading our free handbook.