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Tips for Raising Healthy, Happy Chickens
You may have noticed family, friends, or neighbors raising chickens and considered doing the same in your backyard. Or perhaps you already have chickens and are aware of the many benefits, including fresh eggs, nutrient-rich fertilizer, and natural composters, (some even enjoy them as outdoor pets!). Keeping your backyard chickens healthy and happy can be a challenge, even for the “old hand” owner. Raising healthy chickens requires planning, attention to detail, and fastidiousness when it comes to completing daily chores.
Check out a few of our quick tips below for raising healthy chickens, and tune into our Facebook Live on March 16, 2022, at 1 pm EST, when Drs. David Swayne and Anne Hurley-Bacon answer your questions for keeping chickens healthy and happy (if you miss it, it will be posted on our YouTube channel). — By Stephen Ausmus, ARS Office of Communications