Not long ago a lot of people started getting involved in raising their own chickens the main reason being that they want to produce their own food and feed their families. But as the demand for chicken produce grew a lot of people found an opportunity in the market to raise chickens for profit.
When starting out in raising chickens at home you should find out if you are allowed to raise chickens in your area. Some states or countries might not allow the raising of chickens. But if you are allowed to raise chickens in your area then its time for you to get started.
Chickens require a lot of attention and management. You should make sure you feed your chickens the right food to keep them healthy and illness free. Feeding chickens is not a complicated process. Chicken can eat all sorts of food like garden pests, weeds and even your leftover foods. With this being said chickens can be good for your garden as well because as they eat up the insects and also fertilize your garden with their poo.
Building a chicken house is very important. The chicken house should be safe and protect the chickens from predators such as hawks, cats and even dogs. Some people can even try to steal your chickens. Your chicken coop should be well covered as well to protect your chickens from to much sunlight, cold and rain.
You should try by all means to keep your chicken coop clean as possible. The coop should be large enough to accommodate all of your chickens, young and old. They should be enough space for your chickens to lay their eggs and eat. Fresh water can also be given to your chickens in their coop.
You can surround your chicken house with a fence to give your chickens some space to move around and search for insects to eat. The fence should be high enough for the chickens not to fly over and predators such as dogs to jump in. Once you get this right you sure will be a happy chicken farmer.