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Chickens foraging in grassy area


Learn about how to raise healthy birds for eggs or meat.

Raising poultry on a small scale

Space: giving birds what they need to thrive

  • Moving chicks into the space – video

    Get the chicks into the warm space quickly, and introduce them to the water by dipping their beaks.

  • Build your own poultry hut – video

    Learn how to build portable huts that can be moved frequently and help protect birds from predators and weather.


Help prevent the spread of disease

Ducks, geese and gamebirds

Home processing

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