April 2011
Mother Earth News;Apr/May2011, Issue 245, p44
The article provides information on basic handling of backyard chickens. The significance of raising chickens including less expenses and the production of free-range eggs, is emphasized. Permanent outdoor housing should be set up for chicks that resemble miniature chickens. Ways on how to deal with daytime predators such as hawks and dogs are discussed.


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