Raising backyard chickens is easy, but be warned, they are gateway animals. You’ll start with just a couple of chickens, and before you know it, you’ve got a flock large enough to produce eggs for the whole neighborhood. That leads to the acquisition of ducks. Then it’s goats.

Chickens really are a great starter animal, though. They are low-maintenance and fairly low-cost. Learn how to raise backyard chickens with these articles. Remember, healthy and happy chickens lay the most delicious eggs.