So, You Bought Chickens, Now What?

November 10, 2014

We appreciate the experience that Connie of Urban Overalls has to offer. She is an expert when it comes to raising chickens and all things homesteading. Follow along and if you haven’t connected with Connie and Urban Overalls on Facebook, do it now!

 

Raising chickens is a growing trend across the country.  They are popping up in barnyards, backyards, and urban homesteads.  From retirees to hipsters, people are jumping on the chicken bandwagon.  We tell ourselves that we want to know where our food comes from, bringing us closer to the source.  Or perhaps we want to explore our ancestral roots or developing homesteading skills?

 

 

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Once you bring home those cute balls of fluff, you want to learn what you can.   Sure, you can go online and read through chicken forums.    Maybe you will subscribe to various poultry magazines for the articles?  What about joining a chicken club?  Or perhaps you chat up friends or neighbors who keep chickens?  There is a mountain of information out there.  Soon you will find yourself wanting to share your new-found knowledge with others.  But there maybe a few things you aren’t willing to admit.

 

5 Thing You Shouldn’t Admit After Buying Chicken

 

 

You have a favorite livestock/feed store.  Yes, after getting chickens you will spend lots of time there.  Maybe it begins with just a few basic questions about chick starter or layer mash, but then you progress to benefits of various types of bedding.  In fact, you will become a regular and frequent customer to the point that you will be on a first name basis with the guy behind the counter.

 


Raising chickens is addicting.  Over time, the size of your flock increases.  Perhaps you can’t help yourself when stopping by the livestock/feed stores in February or March.  You hear the peeping coming from the brooders and so you tell yourself that you are just going to take a quick peek at the chicks.  Next thing you know, your spouse is asking you if the flock is bigger?

 

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Thank you Connie for all your contributions and your expertise!

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