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Question by melaniecampbell: raising backyard chickens- chanteclers?
I am seriously considering raising some chickens– we have a half acre semi-rural yard, and we love chickens. My fiance has serious allergies to the antibiotics used in commerical chicken farming, but he has eaten local organic chickens and eggs and had no problem (that is why we want to have some chickens ourselves).
What do I need to know about raising chickens? I have ordered a few books online about raising chickens in your backyard, and I’m still waiting on their arrival…
We are in central Ontario (canada). I am looking at the Chentecler breed of chicken, they seem suitable to where we live. What is their temperment like? I am also interested in getting chickens that will show well at local competitions, as well as lay eggs. I like dark eggs. The chickens we raise will be organically fed and raised, purchased as chicks from a local organic farm…
So, some hints and tips on it would be great, AND are Chenteclers a good breed to start with?
Can you help? Leave your own answer in the comments!