Farm families have known the joys of raising their own poultry for years, but people everywhere are beginning to realize the many benefits of raising poultry, even if it’s right in their own backyards. There is nothing as gratifying as the ability to participate in the production of backyard food.
Raising your own chickens can offer a variety of benefits to your home beyond producing great tasting, nutritious eggs. They help control bugs, pests and even weeds, provide free fertilizer and can be fun, entertaining family pets!
We have everything you’ll need to get your flock started, and keep them healthy and happy. We have a wide selection of feed, bedding, feeders, waterers, general supplies and even treats for chickens.
What you’ll need to get started:
- Housing – Baby chicks can be housed in a variety of structures. The area should be warm, dry, and well ventilated, but not drafty. You can use a commercially available brooder or even a sturdy cardboard box or plastic tub. You will need to have a heat light available for them but make sure they are able to get out from under it if they get too warm.
- Feeder & Waterer
- Bedding – pine shavings work well
- Brooder & heat lamp – to keep the chicks warm
- Food – starter food is available in 5 lbs, 25 lbs, 50 lbs