19 Aug '11, 11pm

Backyard Chicken Facts - 5 Things No One Told Us

Our backyard chickens are now 12 weeks old and are well on their way to being full fledged layers. We're still a ways from collecting fresh eggs every morning, but they look happy and healthy and, well, just 'right' wandering around the yard. Now it feels like a real homestead! But there have been a few surprises along the way - some of them pleasant, some not so much. Here are a few things we've learned that might help you as you decide whether or not to get chickens for your backyard . #1. Backyard Chickens are Poop Machines OK, I knew chickens produced a lot of manure, but I really didn't realize how much. Apparently, it's about 45 pounds per hen , per year . So for us, that's 45 lb x 15 hens = 675 pounds of poop . Pardon me, but holy cr*p! Now that our 15 girls are out ranging in the yard most of the day, it's not so much of an issue. Except that we can't walk outside ...

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