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 house 2
Chicken House #2This brooder house may be used for either chickens or turkeys. Note the side door to facilitate cleaning and the small front door that may be closed during the first few days of brooding so that both the hen and her brood may be shut in the house. It might also be advisable to close this door during cold, damp weather, or at night should climatic conditions warrant. Note the slats in the opening, so placed that the hen is confined to the structure, while the chickens may pass in and out of the house.