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    Preparing for Raising Chickens

    ArticlePoultry AdviceMonday 07 February 2011
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    It can be thoroughly rewarding for most when keeping chickens, but before buying chickens for sale, it is important to take care of certain preparations and serious thought. To raise chicken coops in the best way possible, consider the tips outlined below.

    To begin with, think about which breed is best for you and why you want chickens for sale in the first place. There can be a number of purposes for different breeds when keeping chickens. 

    You must be in the right place financially before browsing chickens for sale. Aside from the initial cost, there are other expenses involves in keeping chickens, such as bedding, chicken feed and other supplies.

    Next, decide if you have enough room for chicken coops. Generally speaking, each chicken you have should have at least 2 feet of space, as well as access to an outside area.

    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

    Whichever breed you have decided to raise, you must have detailed knowledge on keeping chickens. For instance, exotic breeds will have completely different requirements to those that are more common.

    Ensure that you have more than enough time to care for and clean chicken coops daily. With all care duties in mind, set aside between 30 to 60 minutes each day.
     
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