Two Important Things to Know BEFORE You Get Chickens

How Many Chickens Should YOU Get?

There are two questions my students ask me when they are beginning their initial chicken research. The first is, “How many chickens should I get?” I always chuckle a little at this one, because I’m all too aware of the dangers of Chicken Math and how quickly it can take hold. That’s why I put together a video that breaks it down easily. Hopefully, you won’t make the same mistakes I did! I want your backyard chicken journey to be fun and not stressful. Especially when you’re just starting out. Click the play button below for more:

Now that you have an idea of how many chickens you should start out with, let me gently suggest that you create your chicken environment with MORE chickens in mind. Trust me on this one. You will very likely get more chickens than you originally thought. Chicken Math immunity is rare!

What Breeds are Best for Me?

You’ve probably spent the last six months drooling over all the beautiful breeds of chickens and wondering which ones would fit your needs. I have a very diverse flock, mainly since I do rescue. But if you’re just starting out, I have a few tried and true breeds to suggest for you. Click the play button for more:

So, there you go. Now you have some knowledge on where to start with backyard chicken keeping. One thing I know for sure is that you are about to embark on something surprisingly delightful! I couldn’t be happier for you. Let me know how it goes in the comments and definitely keep me update!

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