Your practical, beginner-friendly guide to enjoying a sustainable lifestyle by raising chickens in your own backyard. Do you want to raise chickens of your own but are completely lost on where to begin? In Raising Backyard Chickens, you will discover: Practical suggestions for choosing the right rooster and hen breeds. All you will ever need to know about eggs—from training your hens to egg collection strategies (and even how to boost egg production!) The definitive guide to raising chicks—build your own brooder and raise healthy chicks. Nourishment plans and diets for your flock—give your chickens nutritious food at various stages of development. And much more. Raising chickens in your backyard introduces you to a new lifestyle—a sustainable way of living without having to rely on commercial produce. It is also a wholesome family activity.