Renting hens and a coop is a great way to get your feet wet when it comes to keeping backyard chickens but at some point you may feel inspired to start your own permanent backyard flock. Raising baby chicks to adulthood requires brooding for the first six weeks of their life before they can be moved to their outdoor coop.
In this article we'll cover what you'll need to know for setting up your own brooder, the supplies you’ll need, and go over what you can expect during the first six weeks with your new chicks. Brooding is a great way to start a backyard flock. Keep reading to learn more.
At Rent Backyard Hens we receive a lot of questions regarding what the hens should and should not eat when it comes to table scraps and what may be found growing in the yard. In this article we provide a list of foods that are considered healthy for chickens to eat and a list of food items that are best avoided.