How to start keeping chickens
Keeping chickens is a simple and rewarding pastime. As long as you remember to keep your chickens in their coop at night-time and let them out in the morning, as well as collect their eggs and keep them fed and watered, keeping chickens should be easy. So how to get started?
First of all, check out Birdtrader’s sister site Poultry Ads and its long list of chickens for sale. Buy a chicken, and get started!
You’ll also need to buy a chicken coop. Poultry Ads also has plenty of chicken coops for sale. You’ll need a coop big enough for how ever many chickens you intend to keep. You’ll also need to buy a nest box because hens like to lay eggs in dark places.
The chicken coop will need straw, sawdust or wood chippings. You’ll also need a chicken drinker, chicken feeder, and cleaning materials.
Then, don’t forget to buy chickens! Check out Poultry Ads list of chickens for sale and see which breeds are available. Pedigree chickens are bigger and more attractive whereas mixed-breed chickens are often friendlier and lay more eggs.