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How to Raise Chickens in a Suburban Backyard

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How to Raise Chickens in a Suburban Backyard

Maria Roque

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Are chickens your favorite animal? Or do you just love them with a passion and wish you could have one as a pet? Well wish no longer because you can actually have chickens of your very own! First, you have to find out where chickens are either being sold or being given away. You can look up online if there is a hatchery near you. If you know someone who already has one, ask them where they got theirs. At hatcheries, the price for a chick is pretty cheap. They range from $3-$7.

Although, before you even consider buying a chick or chicken in general, make sure you have a place to keep them. It’s a good idea to have a backyard and even their own chicken coop. Also, you want to have enough space for them to move around and get exercise. You should also buy some chicken feed beforehand, even though they do enjoy an assortment of fruits and vegetables, it is also a good idea to feed them actual chicken feed so they can get all types of nutrients.

If you’re not a law breaker and want to be cautious when it comes to keeping chickens, you should look into whether your city has certain rules or laws about keeping chickens as a pet. Many cities or states don’t allow roosters to be kept as pets, only hens. While many have a rule that the chicken coop or where the chickens will be, has to be 35 feet away from your neighbor. It all just depends on where you live to know if you’ll have strict laws to follow or not.

 

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Hi, my name is Maria Roque and I'm currently a senior at Hueneme High School. I have three dogs at home: Cinnamon, Bruno, and Daisy. Once I graduate from...

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