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Raising Backyard Chickens // Beginners Guide

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Httraj
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Published on 06/03/24 / In Homestead & Agriculture

On the fence about getting backyard chickens? In this beginners guide will walk you through the ways to get baby chicks or pullets, when to get your chickens, chicken supplies, chicken feed, and general chicken care from birth through adulthood. I'll also cover chicken coop designs and supplies and how to set up a chicken coop and chicken run.

RELATED VIDEOS
Tour of My Last Chicken Coop: https://youtu.be/XEDziwHUyJ0

MENTIONED PRODUCTS/SUPPLIES
1. Cardboard Box
2. Heat Lamp Bulb: https://amzn.to/45LqqLR
Heat Lamp Unit: https://amzn.to/3CdXjU9
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Heat Plate: https://amzn.to/42liVsq
3. Pine Shavings: https://amzn.to/45NTId8
4. Feeder& Waterer: https://amzn.to/3qp5lXw
5. Chick Vitamins & Electrolytes: https://amzn.to/42CbDkd
6. Chicken grit (if no access to dirt) : https://amzn.to/42pz7c1
7. Chicken Coop Water Dispenser: https://amzn.to/3WPKnxd
8. Food Bowls: https://amzn.to/3MMXV8c

FOOD
Starter Food - first 8 weeks
Grower Food- 9 - 18 weeks
Layer Food- 19 weeks and on

What Chickens Shouldn't Eat (I'm sure this isn't COMPLETE, but covers most common)
- Avocado pit and peel
- Chocolate or candy
- Citrus
- Green potato skins
- Dry, uncooked beans, pasta, rice
- Junk food
- Moldy or rotten food
- Tomato/nightshade leaves/plants
- Rhubarb

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