Silkie chickens, the best (and cutest!) breed to be kept as pets. They don't need a high fence; they have the sweetest temperament, love to sit on your lap, and are wonderful with kids. More here: http://www.backyardchickenproject.com/breed-spotlight-silkie-chicken/
Nutrition plays a large role in the health of young chicks and laying hens. By setting up ways for your chickens to access a natural diet, whether it is a free-range of your backyard, or a portable coop, they will be healthier. You can also grow your own herbs or buy dried herbs to make teas to supplement their diet.
Are you ready to add baby chicks to your farm, backyard, or homestead? Believe it or not, there is more preparation involved than just ensuring they have food and water! Here is a complete guide on how to add chickens to your homestead, the right way!
Raising baby chicks? Here’s a DIY energy booster or electrolyte recipe you can put in their water. Great for their health & easy for beginners to make. Important to getting your chicks off to a great start! Backyard chickens.
Owner of image says, "We built this poop board under our roost as an after thought. We wanted to maximize use of space by adding the "chicken jail" below that. We use it for transitioning new or young chickens into the group, broodies, injured, etc. It has turned out to be our favorite feature of the coop. The stall dry in the poop board makes cleaning a breeze (scoop like cat litter), tackles odor, and keeps mites and bugs away."