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Getting Started with Backyard Chickens

Posted on March 21 2018

Getting Started with Backyard Chickens

When we were getting started with chickens we had no idea what we were doing. We spent countless hours scouring youtube and google and studied Joel Salatin’s books like they were going out of style.

So if you’re thinking about raising your own chickens for meat or eggs, here’s some of our favorite resources to help you get started.


Why Chickens (with Joel Salatin) via Justin Rhodes at Abundant Permaculture

Chickens are kid-friendly, require minimal set up, and are super forgiving. You can literally get started in one weekend.

Justin Rhodes of Abundant Permaculture (+ visited us on the Great American Farm Tour) put together a ton of awesome resources to help you learn about raising chickens and keep them happy and healthy. Here’s some of our favorite videos and DIY instructions:


Check out even more resources from Justin and get your Free Starter Kit here. 

DIY Chicken Tractor for less than $200

Chicksaw Plans - mobile chicken coop

And for even more resources, check out Chicken Keeping Guide on Fresh Eggs Daily that answers a ton of common questions about raising backyard chickens.

Once you're ready to get your backyard chickens, check out our Easter Eggers Laying Hens to start your flock off right. 

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