Whether you are looking to open an egg business or just enjoy a backyard flock, it is helpful to know what is involved in raising chickens for eggs before you start. Thanks to the rising popularity of “urban” and “backyard” chickens, there is a lot of information available about beginning your chicken journey, but it can also be overwhelming. At least if you are unprepared. We have put together this comprehensive resource to help you get started.
Before You Begin
The first consideration before planning for your flock is to check local ordinances. Depending on your area, chickens may not be allowed or the number of chickens in your flock may be limited. If you live in an area zoned agricultural this won’t be a problem. But if you live in a typical residential zone area then more often than not the limit is going to be six hens at most. You will also want to make sure that your property has enough space for a coop and space for the chickens to graze, whether in an enclosed area or around your yard.Read More about How to Raise Chickens for Eggs?