One of the questions I get a lot is about our chickens.
How do I like raising them? Is it easy? Do we name them?
I am by no means a chicken raising expert, but I will share with you what I do know.
What is the most important thing that you must know about raising chickens?
The number one thing about raising chickens that you must be comfortable with if you are going to take on this project is the shit.
And there is no other way to say it.
Chicken shit is chicken shit. No point in trying to say it in a nicer way.
So, if you are particularly adverse to poopy things- especially animal poop- then chicken raising will not be for you.
Secondly, caring for chickens is a daily chore. And I mean daily.
No matter what the weather or your other plans.
Chickens need to be put up in their coop with their door firmly locked each night to be safe from predators and then they need to be let out every morning to scratch and stretch their legs.
They need feed, scratch, scraps and fresh water daily.
These needs make going away for the weekend interesting, as you have to find people in your life -who also do not mind chicken shit – to come twice a day to care for your chickens.
Luckily, we live in a chicken friendly neighborhood and have neighbors who don’t mind helping out from time to time.
But this may not be the case for you.