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.

Whether you buy chicks from a hatchery or buy eggs for your hens to hatch, you can find a breed that suits your needs.
Whether you buy chicks from a hatchery or buy eggs for your hens to hatch, you can find a breed that suits your needs.
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