There are very few things that come to mind on what you should invest in first when you own your property or begin prepping. Chickens should be in that top 5. They’re versatile, adaptable, and ease of growing making them a staple on any farm, homestead or even for a backyard garden. Just be sure that you can have them in your neighborhood before investing into them.
That is the first thing you should realize when raising chickens. They are going to be an investment in the beginning. The time and care you put into raising your chicks into full grown laying hens will be rewarded with more eggs than you can use, and if done right, all the chicken meat you could ever need. So don’t get discouraged at investing time and money into these little beauties, because the benefits far out way the negatives.
The first thing you will need to do is identify the species you want to raise. There are way too many to list and talk about in this article, but there are a few simple tips to keep aware of when you are choosing your breed. The best thing to do is figure out exactly what your plans are for the chickens. Do you plan to eat them or just the eggs? Are you in the countryside or are you in the city? Will they be free range or in a coop and run most of the time? These are vital questions you need to ask yourself before you even think about investing in a chicken coop.