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BackyardChickens is a popular and comprehensive web resource where you can learn how to raise your own chickens in your backyard or urban apartment. If you are just starting up, read the “Raising Chickens 101” for the most basic information. If you decided to go forward and raise your own chickens then visit the Learning Center. It contains detailed information on your backyard flock including chicken coops, hatching chicken eggs, feeding chickens and more.

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The site has a vibrant community of more than 20,000 chicken owners, where you ask questions, join discussions and share your experiences.


  • Learn how to raise your own chickens.
  • Comprehensive information on why and how to raise chickens.
  • Engage with community of more than 20,000 chicken owners.

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  1. Chickens
    May 25, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    As the owner of the site I'm glad to see the site listed here! We now have over 32,000 members on our site ready and able to help you learn how to raise backyard chickens!