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Raising Backyard Chickens

I was going to write an article on raising chickens; however, I found this delightful site, please click on the link above.

Chickens are a vital source of protein, they provide meat and eggs for the whole family. Crushed/minced bone is great fish food and fertiliser. They are easy (ish) to keep and backyard chickens have much healthier and happier lives than battery chickens do. Even the feathers and poop make great fertiliser. You also get to know that you are eating organic eggs and meat that is not full of steroids or bacteria.

Eat healthy. Raise backyard chickens

PS: quick tip: I’ve just found out from the above link that not washing fresh eggs keeps them fresh for way … way longer :  )

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There are all kinds of chicken coops out there. Home & Garden Plans have loads to choose from on their site.

Or simply Google / Images / chicken coops for DIY idea: If you DIY one from old pallets or scrap wood please contact me and I’ll post it here  :  )

HERE’S ANOTHER VERY INFORMATIVE SITE

PERMACULTURE CHICKENS

Edited

“Human nutrition is based on humans eating from a polyculture and eating the meat of animals that consumed from a polyculture. I suggest that, instead of current monoculture methods we grow things in a diverse polyculture of 50 or more species. By doing this, vegetation will become far richer in nutrients (both known and currently unknown) than if we attempt to infuse the soil with manmade nutrients. Diversity would include things that make for good chicken feed and things that make for good people feed. Rather than have an area for the chickens and an area for the people food, have one area for both.” Paul Wheaton

Great video on building a chicken coop from www.chickenkit.com

WHY PAY FOR FEED WHEN MOST OF IT IS RIGHT THERE IN YOUR BACK GARDEN?

Don’t give them rhubarb leaves or avocado (so I’ve read) but if something is not good for them, then generally chickens won’t eat it anyway.

Here are some of the weeds humans (and chickens) can eat

purslane: dandelion: kudzu: lamb’s quarters: red clover: bamboo: Japanese-knotweed: watercress

HUMANS AND WEEDS

CHICKEN FACTS

RAISING CHICKENS IN SIX WEEKS

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