Raising Chickens – Resources

I taught a class on chicken incubation several years ago. To prepare for it, I incubated and hatched several sets of chicks.

In the process, I learned a lot about the hobby of raising backyard chickens.

I am not a chicken expert, but I found a lot of information available on the Web. The most helpful were the hobbyist discussion forums.

Here are three I visited:


Yuku Back Yard Chickens discussion site

Chicken Crossing

A local group began regular meetings in 2009. You could make lots of friends there.

Atlanta Pet Chickens

In addition, Backyard Poultry magazine gives a monthly update on poultry raising topics.

If you live in DeKalb County, here are the rules for having chickens:  Chickens in DeKalb County

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