Myriad factors must be taken into account before you start raising chickens, ducks or other poultry. You can learn more by searching the Grit website, and here are a few articles to get you started. Discover a method of keeping the chicken litter managed; relax as you watch the hatchlings roaming the Grit office brooder via our LIVE webcam; and contemplate building your own chicken tractor to help your flock free range. Research heritage breeds to determine the best one for your flock; consider adding ducks to help control garden pests, including ticks; and watch a new video about keeping a backyard flock. Our sister publication, Mother Earth Living, lists the best weeds to keep around – for nutrition, among other things. Hank offers some advice on preparing a deer feeder in a blog post for Tough Grit Hints From Hank Will, and watch an episode of “Tough Grit” about clearing some of your woodland.