Keeping backyard chickens has been a terrific project for our family. Each little creature has her own personality and character. Our birds are our pets and our friends, plus the fresh eggs are unbeatable. It's been great for our kids to get a tiny taste of what's involved in animal husbandry and farming. If you have the time and the space, I highly recommend starting a flock. But watch this video first to see what's involved and what you should consider before taking the plunge!
Already have chickens or know someone who does? The King's Roost carries a full stock of supplies. We found the very best feed (your chickens will go nuts for it and lay eggs like maniacs-- trust us, we tried every kind of food out there), as well as treats, feeders, waterers, hay, bedding, books, chick starter kits, and best of all, chicken-themed gifts for the poultry geek in your life. Come visit the shop for chicken gear or free advice anytime!