An excerpt from Eco Columbia:
Step 1: Decide you want chickens.
Step 2: Call your Alderman to see if chickens are legal to own in your city's ward.
Step 3: Select a breed, I recommend 'Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds' by Carol Ekarious. This will let you know what chicken's best for you and your climate. In
Step 4: Find a hatchery that will ship to you, yes, ship. I enjoyed 'Nature's Hatchery' in
Step 5: Do your homework on raising chicks. It's easier than you think. I recommend 'The Chickens Health Handbook' by Gail Damerow on everything chicken health, you can never read too much about your chickens. I brooded (raised as chicks) my 3 hens myself by purchasing a used 25 gallon fish tank/terrarium and a red heat lamp. My chickens are now full grown at 10 months. I have 3, 2 barred
Natalie H Wojcik
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