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Owning Chickens in the City Nest Egg

If you live in the suburbs, owning chickens in the city is not the worst idea you could have.

In fact, it’s a great idea.

So if you’re thinking about getting into poultry production in your
backyard there’s some good reasons to do it and there’s some bad reasons
to do it.

Owning Chickens in the City

Why get Chickens?

  • They provide you with manure for your vegetable garden
  • They eat household food scraps
  • They help in controlling insect in your garden
  • You reduce the demand for the inhumane treatment of battery and barn raised chickens
  • Chickens have great personalities

The first thing I want you to consider is make sure that if you are especially within city limits.

You should check your own city or municipal code to know that it’s allowed.

Fund out from your local council what number of chickens you can have in your back yard.

And whether or not you can have roosters because of the noise factor.

Secondly check with your neighbors make sure they’re all right with it.

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Sneak Peek how to get Chickens to Lay Eggs in Winter

The winter is coming…

Egg production is grinding to a halt.

So how to get chickens to lay eggs in winter?

Let’s talk about it.

So you don’t have to go running to the store to buy a lot of store-bought eggs ok.

So your hens have stopped laying completely …

Don’t PANIC!

Why do Chickens stop Laying Eggs in Winter?

It is actually the short days that are affecting your hens egg production and not the cold weather.

Hens actually stop their egg production because there are food
shortages, now this can go back to the day dot when their natural
instincts come in.

It is telling the hens that they have to conserve their energy to stay warm when there is not much food for them to eat.

And also less daylight hours for them to go out and eat.

As chickens know, going out in the dark is not the time for any
chicken to be out, there are just too many preditors out there roaming
around.

That’s why, when wild, they have always gone to roost in the trees to keep safe.

Away from the ground where preditors are roaming on the hunt.

Whereas during the spring and summer time you get more light than dark times.

Yes…

It’s all about where the earth is at that time, how close we are to the sun and all that.

But I won’t go into all that as this site is for chickens!

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