A Basic Guide to Raising Chickens

A basic guide to raising chickens. Raising chicks is easier than you might think — especially if you let a mother hen do the work for you. Includes tips on housing, feed and management of baby poultry, including chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese and guinea fowl.

Newly hatched chicks can survive up to three days without food or water.
Newly hatched chicks can survive up to three days without food or water.
Photo by Fotolia/Le Media