Keeping Chickens in the City.

February 17, 2010
Grow Your Own Poultry Feed

A home poultry flock can contribute to food security — if you’re not totally dependent on purchasing poultry feed. Fortunately, the natural feeds you can produce in your backyard are what chickens would eat in the wild: green plants, wild seeds and animal foods, such as earthworms and insects. It’s possible for free-range flocks of poultry to feed themselves if they have access to enough biologically diverse ground and protection from predators.

How do I do it?

Chickens on compost
YOU CAN DO IT!
Silkie hen and chicks Anyone Can Raise Chickens

Ready to try your hand at raising some chickens? You can start baby chicks off right by following this expert advice.

Jump right in.

EGGALICIOUS
Pastured eggs Enjoy Better Eggs

Construct a coop, order some chicks, and soon you’ll be collecting your own eggs that are naturally higher in vitamin E, beta carotene and omega-3s (and flavor!).

Sounds good!

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HOW TO HATCH
Happy Homesteader blog Tips on Hatching Eggs and Starting Baby Chicks from an Expert

Chick … ahem … check out this awesome Q&A with hatchery owner Bob Berry.

Click here to learn more.

CHICKEN OF CHOICE
Backyard chickens What Is Your Favorite Backyard Chicken Breed?

If you didn’t get a chance to add your favorite fowl to the collection of comments, now’s your chance!

The best backyard chicken breed is …

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