Chickens are intelligent and fun animals. Learn all about chickens, including their history and the current popularity of raising urban chickens.
When someone asks me to tell them all about chickens, I usually respond with: do you want
Today more than ever people are wanting to know more about chickens. Americans consume more than 10 billion chickens a year, but most of us know very little at all about chickens.
All domestic chickens can be genetically traced to Gallus Gallus the red jungle fowl (a bird that still runs wild in Southeast Asia). To learn more about the history of chickens go
Chickens were domesticated over 8000 years ago and they are the closest living relative to the Tyrannosaurus-Rex. But, what I find truly fascinating, is how
are. People are discovering that
will not only provide you with fresh healthy eggs and
There is a chicken movement sweeping across this country that hasn't been seen since the 1930's. The economic downturn that most of us are feeling may be a blessing. Many people that I know are tired of the hurry-up lifestyle and want more
freedom through frugal living.
Knowing about chickens is a small part of this complex life we have created.
If you think it's just us country people raising chickens you would be wrong. The
urban chicken movement
is on fire.
Many cities, believe it or not, allow people to keep a small
and those cities that don't are being pressured to change their laws. The cities and counties that have laws allowing chickens usually restrict
Getting started is really quite easy. However, their is a lot to learn, but that is the fun part.
We have a couple of chicken guides to knowing all about chickens
1. Guide to Baby Chicks
2. A Quick Step Guide to Raising Chickens
These guides will give you the basics to start on the right track and a general idea of what it takes to raise chickens.
Many people, including myself, believe that a spiritual awakening on a massive scale is starting to happen. You may ask what does this have to do with all about chickens and
chicken raising and care?
Maybe its just a small part, but raising chickens or growing your own garden has a way of teaching you to slow down and appreciate the things that really matter in this life.
The more you
know all about chickens
the more you realize how much you have been missing. Start with a few birds and give it a fly. Everyone I know loves it and wish they would have done it a long time ago. Oh and don't forget to pick out a
good name for your chickens.
Check out the video below, not all chickens are this talented, but you never know. You may end up with a superstar.
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What weather is best for chickens?
Chickens were derived from Jungle Fowl that come from a Tropical climate. Healthy chickens can do very well in cold weather, when nutrition and shelter are good.
Some breeds have been developed specially to do well in certain climates. Chickens are smart, and when weather offers them very hot conditions, they adapt their behavior, resting in the hottest part of the day, being more active in the morning and late afternoon/early evening.
In any weather, hydration, nutrition and shelter are very important for chicken health. I believe that chickens are much like us, they enjoy warm weather, but not extremely hot.
My chickens have always enjoyed getting out in the snow, but prefer to stay in if there are strong winds or heavy rains.
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