Backyard Chickens 101 (Video)

By Hank Will

Learn the basics of raising backyard chickens from brooder to coop.

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Whether you’re raising chickens for your family or running a larger scale operation, GRIT Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Hank Will, explains the basics of what you should to know to successfully raise backyard chickens. Using his own experience, Hank offers valuable information about the differences you'll encounter in raising chickens for meat (known as broilers) versus chickens for eggs.

Raising backyard chickens not only provides fresh meat and eggs, but chickens can be used as a form of natural pest control — even baby chicks have the habit of pecking. Once they’re old enough to be released into a larger area, backyard chickens will graze the yard and field for ticks, grasshoppers and other insects.

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