Raising Chickens at Home

A comprehensive guide like this one to purchasing, growing, feeding, and housing chicken is a good thing to have if you've decided to try raising chickens at home.

Chicken waterer setup
Three types of chicken waterers. (1) Quart jar type used for baby chicks. (2) Manually-filled waterer, placed on a mesh platform so as to keep droppings and litter out of the waterer. Note the bottle suspended above the waterer. This will keep both water and waterer free from droppings. (3) Automatic waterer, most practical for chickens. In cold climates this type of waterer may be jacketed with an electric heating device to keep the pipes from freezing.