The toils and benefits of raising backyard chickens

FOX 51
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 8:17am

In an effort to have a more organic lifestyle, more and more people are starting to get into the backyard chicken raising trend.

But many jump in without knowing the true cost and time commitment.

Chickens are pretty much defenseless, and need to have effective protection at all times, from dogs, snakes, and other creatures.

And although the initial cost of a chicken is fairly cheap, the upkeep, with food and shelter is where most of the money will go.

And don't expect to see newly laid eggs anytime soon, you will most likely have to wait between six or seven months, sometimes even longer, before you will start seeing the benefits.

If you do decide to stick with it, and raise chickens, other than eggs, chickens also provide pest control, help till the soil, and provide fertilizer for your land. 

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