By keeping a backyard flock you can be a vital part of protecting heritage and rare chicken breeds. (There are so many ways to save the world with chickens. It’s totally awesome.) Some of the rare breeds are lots of fun to keep, and useful to have around. They can be excellent layers, hardy birds, good meat producers, and good mothers. We try to pick rare or heritage breeds whenever we can. Even if you can’t have a rooster to keep perpetuating the breed you are still helping out by creating a demand for these breeds from those breeders who are raising them, plus your birds add to the total population levels.
- Farming My Backyard
Can you be a homesteader even if you just have a regular yard in the city? Yes! I'm Kathryn, and my backyard farm has gardens, chickens, and rabbits on just 1/10th of an acre. Click here to get a free checklist to help you prepare for backyard chickens. You CAN create your own tiny farm and grow your own food no matter how small your homestead!
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