2015 GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens 

2015 GRIT's Guide to Backyard ChickensRaising chickens in the backyard is all the rage these days. Those of us who grew up on the farm may wonder what the fuss is all about, but we're happy that others are learning about the benefits of that small flock in the backyard: fresh eggs and meat for a more healthful diet, entertaining hens pecking and destroying all the pests in the grass, and a means to become more self-sufficient and independent in these uncertain times.

GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens again offers a way for novice flock owners to learn more about their poultry and the means for experienced chicken keepers to reinforce some lessons and perhaps glimpse something new. It's also a great way for those who've been there and done that to connect with others who have done the same. Check out all the information contained in the sixth edition of this special issue, produced by GRIT editors for our readers.

You'll find something for everyone and every situation in the pages of GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens: from the basics to keeping chickens from experienced owners to what to do to help your flock during winter months, from incubating eggs to raising chickens for meat, from learning more about heritage breeds to creating the ultimate backyard chicken tractor.

Look for the issue on newsstands or click here to order your personal copy of the 2015 GRIT's Guide to Backyard Chickens!

Portable chicken tractor | Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton  Eyeing the chickens | Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton



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