The guide to raising chickens

The Ultimate Guide: How To Raise Chickens In Your City

So you’ve decided to raise chickens? 

Great news – you’ve joined millions of people around the world on a fun and rewarding journey, but where do you start, and what process should you follow?

We’ve put together this guide to help you on your journey of raising chickens (no matter why you’re raising them) by answering all of your questions and giving you actionable tips and advice so you can raise your chickens easily and for cheaper – no matter how much space you have!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS GUIDE

The benefits of raising chicken – there are a ton of benefits, many of which will surpris​e and excite you. The more you’re aware of, the more excited you’ll become!


The law: is it legal to raise chickens in your town? – Before you get started it’s a wise idea to check local laws and regulations to make sure it’s legal to raise chickens in your neighbourhood, and to see if, and how you’ll be restricted. We’ll show you how to do this, quickly.


How to buy chicks or chickens without being ripped off  Ok, so it’s time to get your new family members! Where should you buy them from, and how much you should pay? If you buy eggs, do you know how to hatch them? We’ll answer all of your questions and point out the traps you should be aware of!

How to raise your young chicks (day 1-60)  What do you feed your young chicks, and how often? Should you play with them, or let them be? We’ll show you exactly how to properly care for your young chicks, and if you require a brooder, we’ve got free DIY brooder plans for you. We reveal why it’s critical that you DO play with your young chicks (hooray!)


How to raise chickens (day 60 onward)  now that your chicks have grown, its time to get them a neat looking coop, but how big should you coop be? And how can you keep your chickens safe from predators?


We’ll show you exactly how to raise your chickens the right way, and have some cool free DIY coop and accessory plans for you

How to raise your young chicks (day 1-60) - What do you feed your young chicks, and how often? Should you play with them, or let them be? We’ll show you exactly how to properly care for your young chicks, and if you require a brooder, we’ve got free DIY brooder plans for you. We reveal why it’s critical that you DO play with your young chicks (hooray!)
How to raise chickens (day 60 onward) – now that your chicks have grown, its time to get them a neat looking coop, but how big should you coop be? And how can you keep your chickens safe from predators? We’ll show you exactly how to raise your chickens the right way, and have some cool free DIY coop and accessory plans for you

The following chapters coincide with the above points, to break down the whole process in easy to follow steps. 

This is all you need to successfully raise chickens in your city - the right way, minus the headaches. Start at chapter one if you're new to raising chickens, or jump to a later chapter if it's relevant to you!

We hope you enjoy the above guide, but most of all we hope you come out the other end with a healthy and happy flock of chickens, which will provide you with fresh, nutrition eggs for years to come! For more self sufficient inspiration, advice and guides, head back to our home page and start your journey!