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    How to Prepare for Keeping Chickens

    ArticlePoultry AdviceMonday 07 February 2011
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    Keeping chickens is a thoroughly rewarding experience for most people. However, before buying chickens for sale there is a certain amount of preparation and serious thought that needs to be carried out. In order to raise chicken coops healthily, consider the following advice.

    First, think about why you want chickens for sale and what the appropriate breed for you is. Keeping chickens of different breeds is done for differing purposes.

    Ensure you are in the right place financially before looking for chickens for sale. As with any pet, there are a number of expenses to factor in when keeping chickens. For instance, do you have enough money for chicken feed, bedding and other necessities?

    Think about how much space you have for chicken coops. It’s fair to say that each chicken should have about two feet of space to live comfortably and healthily. Also, access to an outside area is vital.

    If you are considering keeping chickens, make sure that you will have the correct materials when they are young to care for them. This includes:
    Chicken coops
    Bedding
    Feeders and waterers
    Chicken feed for chicks
    Heat bulb

    Have detailed knowledge on the particular breed you decide to raise and what their specific needs are. Keeping chickens that are exotic breeds will require entirely different care to more common types.

    Be totally happy that you will have the time to clean out chicken coops regularly for the best health and happiness of your chickens. Aside from this there are other care duties that can take up to 30 to 60 minutes each day. 
     

     

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