Podcast Episode #29 Raising Backyard Chickens

By Melissa Norris | Pioneering Today

Jun 27

Raising backyard chickens provides you with your own fresh eggs and helps with your preparedness and self-reliance.Raising backyard chickens. Love the tips on what to expect, pros and cons of free range chickens, and reasons to buy laying hens. Let's start a raising your own food revolution!

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In this episode we’ll discuss the pros and cons of starting your flock from chicks or laying hens.

  • Where to get chicks
  • How to care for chicks
  • Ways to find laying hens
  • To free range or not?
  • Chicken tractors
  • How to protect your free range chickens
  • Pros and cons of free range chickens
  • What to expect from free range chickens
  • Cost of feed and GMO-free options
  • How to train your chickens
  • Egg care, washing, storage, and preserving
  • How to test if an egg is good or bad

Resources:

5 Tips to Raising Backyard Chickens

Beginners Guide to Natural Chicken Care

How to Preserve Your Eggs with Oil

How to Pickle Eggs

Soy and Corn Free Homemade Chicken Feed Recipe

Here’s a picture of our chicken tractor and coop

Repurposed chicken tractor and coop. Learn how to raise backyard chickens

This post is featured on The Prairie Homestead.

About the Author

Melissa K. Norris inspires people's faith and pioneer roots with her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she's not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

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