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How to Raise Baby Chicks on a Budget
If you’re on the road to self-reliance and you don’t have chickens yet, what are you waiting for?
We’ve all read about the war on self-reliance. It seems like feeding yourself is becoming increasingly illegal. People are forced to rip out thriving front-yard vegetable gardens, raw milk is illegal in many states, and some states require an “egg handler’s license” before you can sell, give away, or otherwise distribute fresh eggs. We’ve come a long way from the days when being self-reliant was seen as your patriotic duty.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. When you start out with baby chicks, you can easily raise a flock of birds that will provide you with eggs (and meat if that is your goal) for years to come. While it can be a little intimidating if you have never raised farm animals before, it’s so easy that you’ll be hooked. They don’t call chickens the “gateway livestock” for nothing.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get started. This guide to raising baby chicks on a budget will provide you with thrifty shortcuts, the must-haves, links to the experts, and the encouragement to take this step!