5 Reason Why you Should Homestead Chickens (And How to Get Started)

There’s something special about homestead chickens. They provide tasty eggs, adorable chicks, and hours of entertainment. And they can be a great addition to any homestead, big or small. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider adding some chickens to your farm.

Chickens provide tasty eggs

Baby Chicks

We all know that chickens are adorable, but did you know that they can also provide hours of entertainment? Yes, it’s true! Chickens are not only great for producing eggs and meat, but they can also be fun to watch and raise. If you’re thinking about getting into homesteading, then chickens should definitely be on your radar. Here’s everything you need to know about homesteading with chickens!

Chickens can be a great addition to any homestead, big or small

Chickens are a great addition to any homestead, big or small. They provide fresh eggs, meat, and fertilizer, and they can be a fun addition to the family. Chickens are relatively easy to care for, and they don’t take up much space. However, there are a few things you should know before getting started with chickens.

If you’re thinking about adding some chickens to your farm, here are 5 reasons why you should do it:

1. Chickens are a great source of fresh eggs.
2. They can help reduce pests and weeds around the farm.
3. Chickens make great companions and can provide hours of entertainment!
4. raising chickens can be a fun and rewarding experience for the whole family.
5. Fresh eggs from your own backyard chickens taste delicious!

Now I just need to get a coop set up that the hawks can’t get into here. There are so many of them around every day. I’m almost afraid to start with chickens again.

Have a great day!


39 thoughts on “5 Reason Why you Should Homestead Chickens (And How to Get Started)

  1. I have always wanted chickens for fresh eggs. With this info, maybe my husband will say yes.

  2. As they say; farm fresh eggs are the best kind and there right! So I can totally back this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. We have chickens and we love them. My oldest daughter is always out there with the chickens each day. We love watching them run around and we also love collecting eggs.

  4. There were a lot of questons answered in this post, and alot of things I learned along the way. Thanks

  5. Wow, this article was so helpful and informative! Thanks for sharing your experience and insights on homesteading chickens. I never realized all the benefits that come with raising chickens, and I feel inspired to give it a try now. Your tips on getting started were also super helpful. Can’t wait to read more of your homesteading adventures!
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  6. I just love this and so wish we could have chickens but we are in a development and they do not allow them. We honestly have lots of wildlife too including bears and bobcats so it would be hard to keep them safe too. Love this and love seeing you chickens! I will live vicariously though you 😉

  7. Here in my country, we have chickens too, and ducks! I absolutely love this article. Thanks for sharing

  8. our neighbors have chickens and we love hearing them (and every once in a while peeping in to have a look).. and i do know from my neighbors and other friends who keep chickens that they will agree with everything you said here

  9. My dad has a small farm and he had lot’s of chicken. I’m gonna share this with him

  10. I absolutely loved your article on homesteading chickens! Your five reasons for keeping chickens were well-explained and convincing. The tips and guidance on getting started were incredibly helpful and made me feel confident about embarking on this journey.

  11. We JUST started with chickens last week! We live in a townhouse in a small town, so we made sure to ask the township first (and got it in writing 😉). We got 4 hens, and they’re so quiet. We’re still waiting for eggs, but they say it could take 2 weeks before they’re settled in enough to start laying. We’re having a blast with them so far – they’re so much fun!

  12. I love having chickens! We have both ducks and chickens and I love them all. They are so much fun!

  13. My husband had lot’s of chicken and a mini farm in our yard. My son even got a pet chicken and it’s name is olaf.

  14. Farm fresh eggs are the absolute best. I wish I had chickens for the eggs. We live in an HOA neighborhood where they aren’t allowed. It’s such a bummer.

  15. Having some chickens would be fun to have one day. My current landlord would frown upon having chickens but then again I don’t have a fenced in yard.

  16. It’s my long-time dream to start a farm. Thank you for these tips. I think raising chickens would make a good “trial” if I ever get to start my own farm.

  17. I really enjoyed reading your article on homesteading chickens! The five reasons you provided were compelling and convincing. I appreciate how you included practical tips on getting started, making it easier for beginners like myself. Your passion for homesteading shines through, and it’s inspiring to see how chickens can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle. Thank you for sharing this informative and motivating piece!

  18. I have been seriously considering chickens for some time. We live in the suburbs, however, and I have to find out if we are allowed to have them and if we have enough space.

  19. I absolutely agree that homestead chickens have many benefits, from fresh eggs to pest control! It’s also wonderful to see how they bring families together while making farm life more enjoyable. Good luck creating a hawk-proof coop, and I hope you can enjoy raising chickens again soon!

  20. I have always wanted to raise chickens but didn’t have the room. Still on my bucket list though.

  21. We had chickens when I grew up on our farm. Such fun creatures! Hope to have more one day!

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