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Have you ever thought about raising chickens in your backyard? If you live in an area where backyard chickens are allowed, you should seriously consider it. You get fresh eggs, chicken meat, free fertilizer, pest control, weed control, and more.
However, you can’t just dump a bunch of chickens in your yard and throw them scraps every now and then. Although chickens are relatively easy to raise, there are several things you need to know and some common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.
In this video, Becky’s Homestead goes over five mistakes that most new chicken owners make. Here’s her list:
- Not having your coop ready before you get the chickens.
- Overcrowding the chicken coop.
- Not giving your chickens proper nutrition.
- Thinking your chickens won’t get worms.
- Not keeping the coop and hen house in dark shade with privacy.
Watch her video below for some information on how to properly avoid these mistakes.