All you need to Learn About Chicken


Everything You Need To Know About Raising Chickens in Winter

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5 Things to Know Before You Buy Chickens

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Raising chickens 101, getting started & what they don’t tell you

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DON’T BUY CHICKENS Until You Watch This…

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Beginners Guide To Raising BACKYARD CHICKENS

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Everything You Need To Know About CHICKENS In Minecraft!

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Chicken is one of the top-logged foods on MyFitnessPal and for good reason — it’s a versatile and budget-friendly source of high-quality protein. Chicken Nutritional Information Chicken supplies nutrients that are essential for optimal health, especially niacin, Vitamin B6, selenium, phosphorous, and of course, protein. A medium chicken breast contains about 50 grams of protein and very little fat, while a thigh contains about 30 grams of protein and 10 grams of fat. Chickens need food (and water) daily.

Feed is about $20 per 50-pound bag at my co-op, but prices vary depending on your location and the quality of the feed. How long a bag lasts depends on the number of chickens that you have. Hens will lay eggs through spring and summer and into the fall, as long as they have 12 to 14 hours of daylight.

Keeping Bantam Chickens: Everything You Need to Know. This guide covers everything you need to know about keep bantam chickens – include common bantam breeds, care, and production qualities. April 4, 2020 No Comments. Housing. Deep Litter Method for Chicken Coops: The Complete Guide. “Chickens need a quality balanced diet that’s 16 to 18% protein and made specifically for their needs,” says Phillip J. Clauer, a Penn State poultry expert, who notes that there are special diets. As a new chicken owner, you should know how to house them while keeping them healthy, safe, and sound from predators and pests. You might have to be on your toes and be on the watch many hours of the day but the result is one to root for: you’ll have fit and happy chickens, away from the prying eyes of any predator!

Everything You Could Need to Know About Raising Chicks Most beginners start with already hatched chicks, but if you like to walk on the wild side, you can hatch your own! Hatching eggs are often considerably cheaper than purchasing day old chicks, but it comes with some risks. Let me help you navigate hatching your own laying hens. *Chickens need about 1,300 to 1,500kcal/lb of energy daily!! 1 calorie is the energy required to raise 1gm of water 1oC, From 14.5 to 15.5oC.

1 kcal is 1000 calories. Not really an essential nutrient, other than Linoleic acid (18:2 fatty acid). Animal fats – solid, relatively inexpensive. Even if you have a rooster, it takes three weeks for a chick to hatch from an egg with a warm broody hen on her nest or in an egg incubator.

If you are gathering eggs each day, there is no time for any sort of egg development. In conclusion, that is everything you need to know about how a chicken lays eggs. Everything You Need To Know About Boschveld Chickens.

They are hardy chicken. They can easily survive and also produce based on what nature offers them as long as you have large spaces and sufficient pasture. You may only supplement their feeds a little bit in order to add some nutrients which they might be missing.

List of related literature:

If you want some fast answers on some of the most basic parts of chicken keeping, you can go to the Raising Chickens for Dummies Cheat Sheet, at cheatsheet/raisingchickens.

“Raising Chickens For Dummies” by Kimberley Willis, Robert T. Ludlow
from Raising Chickens For Dummies
by Kimberley Willis, Robert T. Ludlow
Wiley, 2019

A good practical manual on commercial chicken production is North and Bell (2).

“Diseases of Poultry” by Y. M. Saif, Aly M. Fadly, J.R. Glisson, L.R. McDougald, L.K. Nolan, David E. Swayne
from Diseases of Poultry
by Y. M. Saif, Aly M. Fadly, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

This book gives a great deal of information and is written by one of the best-informed people about chickens in the United States.

“The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals” by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
from The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Random House Publishing Group, 2007

It tells all about chickens, their prices, their care, diseases and remedies.

“The Literary Digest” by Edward Jewitt Wheeler, Isaac Kaufman Funk, William Seaver Woods, Arthur Stimson Draper, Wilfred John Funk
from The Literary Digest
by Edward Jewitt Wheeler, Isaac Kaufman Funk, et. al.
Funk & Wagnalls, 1914

A Pocket Guide To: Poultry Health and Disease.

“Poultry Science: Fifth Edition” by Colin G. Scanes, Karen D. Christensen
from Poultry Science: Fifth Edition
by Colin G. Scanes, Karen D. Christensen
Waveland Press, 2019

Journalist Scott Bronstein wrote a remarkable series for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about poultry inspection, which should be required reading for anyone considering eating chicken.

“Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer
from Eating Animals
by Jonathan Safran Foer
Little, Brown, 2009

There are a few things worth knowing about chicken as it relates to The Plan.

“The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising
from The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising “Healthy” Foods That Are Making You Fat-and Lose Weight Fast
by Lyn-Genet Recitas
Grand Central Publishing, 2013

An excellent ABC guide to raising chickens for the first time.

“When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition” by Matthew Stein
from When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition
by Matthew Stein
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008

Provides information on production, marketing, and consumption of chickens.

“Washington Information Directory 2008-2009” by CQ Press
from Washington Information Directory 2008-2009
by CQ Press
CQ Press, 2008

It’s important you understand that although This Chicken Life contains my opinions, tips, experiences and hot takes, it’s not a ‘how to’, or a complete guide to anything.

“This Chicken Life: Stories of chickens and the Australians who love them” by Fiona Scott-Norman, Ilana Rose
from This Chicken Life: Stories of chickens and the Australians who love them
by Fiona Scott-Norman, Ilana Rose
Pan Macmillan Australia, 2019

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  • That’s not true! They can be bred. What chicken jockeys don’t do is lay eggs. But you can breed two chicken jockeys and they will produce a normal egg-laying chicken. This was how I got chickens in both underground and superflat survival with desert preset

  • You can hypnotize chickens by laying them on there side
    And draw a line in front of them by chalk or sand

    The will freeze and won’t move until
    1-move them
    2-make a sound

  • * video * 3:04

    me in minecraft * find a chicken Jocky at the start of a new world * me again * takes a quick screenshot of chicken Jocky attacking my friend

  • if your buying chicks from a store there usually old enough to not need such extravagent heat but i would recommend to get heat if you dont want a lot of chickens because they wont have enough heat from each other

  • You never said how long a chicken in captivity will live for if you don’t feed it, or maybe they never die? Also, and I assume not, do you need to even feed chickens after they “Hatch” into chicks?

  • pysichs: chickens are born in a egg
    Minecraft: am ganna pretend i didnt see that

    if you didnt know what im saying chickens are born in a egg but minecraft decided to breed chickens without an egg

  • Another Saturday morning kid show Look At Me movie stars there’s a cow and here is me again with more I we me quack quack when will this egoic s*** end. These chicken starter videos say it all or enough of it questionably entertaining basically are useless trailer compared to a quick graphic or two list of facts versus the how is my makeup doing. Or enough of it. Of course it’s everywhere but glaring for me today are the chicken startups A goofy part of us is bring it all down. And less and less can tell or care, gamers or farmers. This one needed more cowbell because it looks like you stepped in it. Another one starts I’m not an expert and here is me talking to you about why I put this video together and you can do your own thinking we’re not going to include much in this video. Want to see my vacation slides I rented a truck for this video it’s a nice day huh? What the f**

  • CUBEY:Burns the chicken
    then “when chickens is on fire,it will drop a cooked chicken”


    Me:LOL!!������,he will actually adopt more chicken than one!!

  • Thanks for making this delightful video. I love that you moved through useful information as a brisk pace rather than wasting many minutes of irrelevant storytelling. I also got a huge laugh from the last picture (about training your chicken).

  • Just a tip. Fresh eggs can be hard boiled just 24 hours later. The key to a hard boil egg is room temperature. Bring covered eggs to a boil shut off burner, wait 13 minutes, drain, submerge in ice cold water for 15 minutes, peel directly out of water and refrigerate.

  • What? Pigman jockey is rare than normal one? I just came back to minecraft a week ago and encountered twice but one normal zombie jockey

  • How about everything you need to know about the creeper if you already did that then do everything you need to know about the zombie

  • Hens look really good. How do the shavings compare between TSC and the bag you used? Is one preferable than the other?
    Hello to the girls.
    Marc and Paulette

  • I made a heater for my dog house by putting two 60W light bulbs in series. It produced very little light but made good heat and lasted forever. I put the heater under a plywood floor and ran the cord thru a flexible conduit. It was super cheap. Danny beagle really enjoyed being outside but being warm. The dog house was made from an insulated 55-gallon drum with a plywood plug with an 8″ X 8″ hole cut for entry/exit. It made a great dog house. I built him a corrugated fiberglass solar dog house before that, but he ate that (beagles…).

  • Thank you!!!!!
    We’re in the research stage to start our chicken raising journey, and your detailed information has been incredibly helpful. We’re even more eager to get started!
    Thanks again and I look forward to watching more of your videos.

  • I was prepared to give this channel my first thumbs down when you gave a bunch of unrealistic opinions but I think you hit the nail on the head with this one. Great job. And for people who think roosters crow at the crack of dawn you are right, but they will crow all day long as well. Thanks for the advice. Love my flock and wish more people could experience having your own chickens.

  • Thank you so much for your video. I have watched it several times now. We are raising Rhode Island Reds right now. They turned 7 weeks yesterday. We have placed them in the coop last week with the other hens, with a separate door opening, but they don’t want to come out and explore the larger area of the coop. Should we wait another week? Or open the separate door all the way? It appears as though they are scared of the larger hens. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks.

  • Hi! In your other video, you showed the electrical fence powered by solar battery. Is there any chance you could share where you purchase them? We just got our 4 chickens and I feel like the coop will be too small for them in a few weeks:( TIA

  • I can’t tell you how many chickens lives I’ve saved while being a rural route carrier in West Texas. Once a month some farmer would order chickens and sometimes they wouldn’t pick them up for days. I’d illegally bring them home and put them under a heat lamp and feed them. Most times the person that ordered them forgot or didn’t tell thier spouses they were coming. Most of them thanked me for taking them home an keeping them alive, others didn’t care. The ones that did care leave eggs on my porch randomly. Im talking dozens lol. I just couldn’t listen to those babies chirping alone in a dark box for days on end. You’d have to be a sociopath to ignore helpless animals. Great video and very informative ��.

  • Absolutely a wonderful video! 10 outta 10! I have 4 new baby chicks, now a week old, and I’ve been searching on what to do next, then next… lol. My prayers were answered, and I’m doing exactly what you’ve showed in this video. Now it’s EASY! Thanks for sharing your experiences.: )

  • I totally want to get into it now after feeling like I’ve raised this batch with you. Really nice, thanks for putting all this work together and I hope next year my family will be expanding.

  • My area’s biggest predator is grizzly bear. What do? There’s also wolves, wolverines, and other smaller predators, and eagles too. Do I just build a bunker for them or? My property doesn’t have electricity, and I can’t afford to run a generator for an electric fence. Barbed wire?

  • Just got our first baby chicks from #murraymcmurrayhatchery today! Re-watching this video for the 10 billionth time to make sure we are doing everything we should be doing.
    This is the BEST chicken 101 video we’ve seen on YouTube. So informative and done in such a way that its not hard to follow along.
    Thanks for everything you guys do. Your channel is a big part of the reason we actually started our little homestead. We wanted to for so long, but your videos helped push us to actually go through with it.

  • You did a phenomenal job! I am buying a property with a HUGE chicken coop that has it all. I am gathering as much information that I can before I make the plunge.

  • What do you think about Joel Salatin’s deep mulch method? Basically, you put in about 8 inches of appropriate organic material (wood chips, shredded leaves, peanut shells, etc.) and then keep adding food scraps or other organic matter until it’s about 12 inches (you can keep giving food scraps, of course).

    The chickens will keep scratching it up. Bugs and worms that they eat will come. Their manure will sift to the bottom. And, perhaps best of all, the material will begin composting. That will have a sanitizing effect, and the heat of it will help keep the chickens warm in the winter.

    Then, you only have to clean this out every year (some people say every two years). Amazing compost for the garden!

  • Congratulations!!I absolutely love your video, it was so much to learn, I dont have any chicken YET!! looking forward to build a home in the country, where I have 10 acres, I want to raise my chicken for eggs and meat, you got me!

  • I have six chicks ordered. Is a 25 gallon tub to small??? Trying to find anything bigger at this time with everything closed is ridiculous

  • Well I learned a lot. I’m thinking of getting a few silkies. I really like the food and water on the screen in the box. There’s a lot to learn things you wouldn’t think of. People here are now getting chickens because of the virus. But I’m bothered by some of them not letting them out more often. I like your chicken coop/house.

  • Thank you very much for the information. I enjoyed watching you. You seem to be a very nice sweet woman and beautiful too. Keep up the great work thank you

  • Getting my first pets soon so exited�� I wanna give them the best lives ever I’m gonna get eggs and gonna be my pets hehe so exited����

  • A short story:
    One time on my survival world with a friend, we were monster hunting to get some XP and loot (we were playing on hard), I see a baby zombie running full speed at me and I let out an alarmed sound, I run off, turn around and see the baby zombie running towards a sheep and then proceeds to ride the sheep and come after me, I freak out again and kill the sheep, then the baby zombie locates a nearby pig and rides that, I kill the pig then kill the baby zombie. Another time me and my friend find a baby zombie riding on the shoulders of an adult zombie.

  • I love the Rhode island red great egg layer an has good a life spande when you find that you need to flaw the flow thur them upset down an place two fingers at the area of the ass if you can place two fingers she is good if not Sunday dinner

  • Hi chichens is why I found you I know nothing about raising chickens. my wife wanted a henhouse so I built one. I’m in a surburan neighborhood outside of New Orleans every morning I hear a rooster crow. Found out there’s several people in the neighborhood that have chickens. I check with my neighbors and they have no problem. We learn a lot from your videos keep making them thank you

  • Hi… Luv your channel!!!
    I’m going to be using sand in my run, so should I put some of that in, along with some native soil.
    I just got my chicks and they are 1 month old. Is it ok to give them/start introducing kale, quinoa, scrambled eggs etc? Is kale to strong for their bellies?

  • Frostbite is not because of cold. Its because of poor ventilation not allowing moisture to escape above their heads. Vents should be well above the heads when they are standing uprite on their roosts.Heating the coop will cause more condensation causing wet chickens causing frostbite. Chickens do not need heat.

  • We were going to get our son some chickens for the first time. But I decided to do research (your video) and we have decided it is too much work and this is not the pet for us. Thank you for the great information

  • Thanks for this! Best advice ive found so far!

    Questioneveryone says to give chicks access to clean water and crumble 24/7. I get the idea, but does that mean that i should get 2 sets of feeders and waterers so they don’t have to wait even 10 or 20 minutes while i scrub their dishes?

  • I want to start raising chickens becuz I dont wanna buy meat… I think I’d be so sad having to kill them after raising and bonding with them…. what do it do:((

  • Whoa! Did you get through that long video?! If you want to watch more videos on chickens (and shorter ones!) check out our Chickens Ducks and Geese Playlist: Full Chicken Playlist: Thanks for watching!

  • what bout soup chickens? my Mom used 2 send me 2 the corner store (remember them?) 2 tell the lady i wanted a soup chicken! what makes a soup chicken? Too bad, i’m really thinking bout becoming a vegetarian 2 help w climate change!

  • Roosters protect your hens and help them find food. If you have more than six hens getting a rooster is a good idea. My hens are much happier after I got them a rooster

  • But even if they sex them and they say they are all pullets, they still may not be. We just bought some this spring that we’re supposed to be all pull it and I wound up with two roosters.

  • I like her Steve! Great addition to the channel. I really look forward to more chicken videos as I am going to be getting my own next spring but am starting to getting ready for them now.

  • That is an excellent video. Getting ready to move to a house with 3 acres and plan on raising chickens. I hesitate to ask this but what is the role of a rooster? I plan on raising the birds for eggs but is it a good idea to have roosters as well? As you can tell, I am a newby.

  • I sent your video to 2 friends who are just getting started with chickens. And they are gardening. Just down to earth good people. @Southern Boy Prepper @DIY raised garden East Texas with L+T

  • This is an old video I know, but after killing a chicken jockey I lead said chicken to a little area to lay eggs. I leave to catch cats in the forest, and found my chicken had de-spawned. Are they technically not a chicken or what, they shouldn’t disappear like a hostile mob. Well back to the forest.

  • Roosters also have what’s called hackle feathers on there neck and chest. This makes there chest look bigger. Also hens have spares to, but spurs are more promenite in roosters.
    Comment if you new this.

  • THANKS!! @ 4:30 Before boiling the egg, pierce the flatter-end of the egg with a needle. It will be supper easy to peel it latter.

  • I used a 10 gallon bucket, drilled an appropriately size hole to fit a auto chicken drinking cup near the bottom (more can be added) and filled the gaps with silicone. Makes a great self watering system. I would purchase cups from tractor trailer store or feed store as first choice because of pricing. Nice video. Really enjoyed it.