There’s no point in getting chickens if you’re not prepared…and preparation includes more than just buying a coop and some chicks.

Every year, I get messages from new chicken owners who got chicks at their local feed store….and they’re a bit over their heads.

There’s a consistent theme to their questions and concerns that could have easily been avoided if they asked themselves some simple questions.

In this episode, we explore 6 critical questions you need to ask yourself before heading to the feed store and bringing home some day old chicks.

You’ll learn:

  • The #1 question you should ask before any others (or getting chicks)
  • What your neighbors have to do with your decisions (and it’s not what you think)
  • And more!

Links we discuss:

Manna Pro

How to Preserve Eggs

Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock

Where to buy lemon essential oil

Frugal Chicken Banner Ad


Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category.  Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.

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  1. thank you for all the tips you give. especially love the homemade chicken equipment. am in South Africa, johannesburg. but a chicken is a chicken so all your tips work. keep making more vidoes

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