Raising meat chickens in the city can be a quick and easy way to provide some meat for yourself even in the city. Cornish cross grow quickly, but they are traditionally raised on a grain based diet. Many people prefer pastured meat chickens (myself included). There are heritage breeds that are better at foraging on pastures, but they are not ideal in a very small urban situation like ours. There is a compromise between the two, and that is raising Cornish Cross on pasture. Our last batch of meat chickens spent a lot of time outdoors and I will continue to do so for future batches as well.
- 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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