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How to Raise Chickens in Your Backyard

How to Raise Chickens in Your Backyard

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Before you stat you should be aware of these predators: foxes and wild dogs (the Wingecarribee) you should prepare for these predators for more information on predators refer to your council website

Before you stat you should be aware of these predators: foxes and wild dogs (the Wingecarribee) you should prepare for these predators for more information on predators refer to your council website

You should also be aware about proper caring of animals , for more information on this visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/animal-welfare/codes/aw-code-4

You should also be aware about proper caring of animals , for more information on this visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/animal-welfare/codes/aw-code-4

First buy you coop from a pet shop set up your coop in a corner of your yard, let there be some sun for the chickens and put some hay on the ground and a little bit in the enclosed box for laying eggs

First buy you coop from a pet shop set up your coop in a corner of your yard, let there be some sun for the chickens and put some hay on the ground and a little bit in the enclosed box for laying eggs

Set up you water system

Set up you water system

Set up your food system with the correct food this can be a range of things but newly hatched chickens can eat a mix of grains and chook food, after one year the chooks can eat kitchen scraps

Set up your food system with the correct food this can be a range of things but newly hatched chickens can eat a mix of grains and chook food, after one year the chooks can eat kitchen scraps

If you decide to buy chicks you will need to buy a heat lamp Start at 95 degrees and every week lower the heat by 5 degrees until it is 70 then 2 weeks after that the chicks can be put in the big coop

If you decide to buy chicks you will need to buy a heat lamp Start at 95 degrees and every week lower the heat by 5 degrees until it is 70 then 2 weeks after that the chicks can be put in the big coop

If you buy grown chickens you can put them in the coop now

If you buy grown chickens you can put them in the coop now

Remember to check the poultry twice a day and clean out their cage when needed. Keep food and water full and you will start producing eggs approx one a day or meat when they are the right size

Remember to check the poultry twice a day and clean out their cage when needed. Keep food and water full and you will start producing eggs approx one a day or meat when they are the right size

  • 3.0 Chicken
  • 5.0kg Hay
  • 1.0 Heat lamp
  • 1.0 Water troph
  • 1.0 Food container
  • 1.0 Chicken coop