BACKYARD CHICKENS FOR BEGINNERS | How To Take Care Of Egg Laying Hens the EASY WAY | Urban Poultry

BACKYARD CHICKENS FOR BEGINNERS | How To Take Care Of Egg Laying Hens the EASY WAY | Urban Poultry

We’re here to give you the basics of how we care for our backyard chickens. Including everything from food, to water, to shelter, to protection. More info in the blog post below!

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43 Comments

  1. Rowanheart on September 16, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I love golden laced wyandottes, they’re just so pretty. The goal for me is to get a nice place where I can have some chickens and a vegetable garden. Having a "barn cat" would be cute, but I’m a firm believer that cats should remain indoors, especially if they aren’t spayed or neutered



  2. Jenny Hoy on September 16, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    How many chickens should a beginner start with?



  3. Jack Napier on September 16, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I saw a pair of your chickens ontop of your run a little more than halfway in your video. Can they jump your privacy fence? If so should you build the coup and run away from any fences? How high can they jump?



  4. jorgenskyt on September 16, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you for a seriously down-to-earth description of how to have chickens the easy and natural way. I really adore your approach. It is completely in my own style and I will absolutely recommend your blog and your videos in our chicken groups here in Denmark.



  5. Paul’s Pods and Marine Ornamentals on September 16, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    GREAT videos. Keep them coming. Just subscribed. Thank you for sharing your experience.



  6. eric beauchamp on September 16, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I have so much to learn!



  7. Kaye Genin on September 16, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I’m in Wisconsin too! I’m trying to get my hands on my in-laws’ coop and get chickens for the first time!



  8. Dana S on September 16, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I cannot feed my Jersey Giants layer feed. 16% protein is just not enough.



  9. Wright Family on September 16, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Do they chickens stay on the yard when you let them out? Do they always go back in on their own?



  10. rettneckcrypto on September 16, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Great info for my wife and I who about to start our chicken adventure..and on a side note ..Daayyynguh..this girls arms are ridiculously hot..does she lift?



  11. Diane Reinhart on September 16, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Your videos are awesome thanks for sharing



  12. gemma_ stone on September 16, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    If you’re gone for a couple days, is it ok that the eggs aren’t collected?



  13. Fuyoung Dragon on September 16, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I will marry her if she’s single



  14. Aaron Smith on September 16, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    What kind of shavings is that



  15. Paul’s Pods and Marine Ornamentals on September 16, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I just moved to a rural area. I’m just starting to do my research on this. Building out of wood is expensive right now.what else can be used? I’ve see some metal coops for sale, but they’re made of metal material. It’s pretty high and would need a roof. What do u think about those?



  16. Nifty on September 16, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    im in england. i wish we had racoons. they have little hands! but then when they become a pain, you can have them back.



  17. courtney treborn on September 16, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    This was such a great video!! Thanks for sharing! My husband and our 4 kiddos are planning to get chickens soon. In the research and plan process now! I’ve been looking for videos specifically for backyard chickens and composting and with 4 kiddos you bet I need something “hands-off” so this approach will be great to try out! Thanks again for your great video!



  18. Ruth D on September 16, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I am buying a house that the owner can’t take their chickens. They have 5 roosters and they are constantly fighting. How many roosters do you have?



  19. HEATHER SCANLON on September 16, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I am just looking to get started. I loved your video! I have subscribed to your channel and look forward to watching more of your videos.



  20. myrainbow2u on September 16, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    What exactly is in the “matter” and where do I get it?



  21. Lorde Row on September 16, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Love your set up!



  22. Games N Roses on September 16, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Me: Bill?
    Bill: Yeah, Ted?
    Me: I think I’m in love, dude.



  23. Henry GREY on September 16, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Here in the islands of Oceania, villagers own chickens on a communal basis. So the chickens free range all over the village. Every now and then, a youngster is sent to an elder to convey a request that papa wants the elders chicken for dinner. Request is normally granted on the unwritten understanding that his turn to grant a reciprocal request is not too far off!



  24. Gerri Epperson on September 16, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    This was very helpful! Thank you so much for getting straight to the point on all topics



  25. michelle ying on September 16, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I totally agree with you about feeding the hens their egg shells, they love it and they never harm their eggs.



  26. Kamran Saroya on September 16, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Hello dear my name is Kamran I am from Pakistan I have no job I need my personal business can you help me I have a hen farming experience if you have any Hen (please help me)



  27. vkarr154 B on September 16, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Awesome vid, love your attitude!



  28. Earl Claborn on September 16, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    very nice



  29. Sue Valenti on September 16, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Love your videos! PLEASE DO MORE!



  30. Dana S on September 16, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Try putting the waterer on a block. A few added inches will help keep debris out of it. You should also allow feed to be available 24/7 wether you are home or not. They need feed all day.



  31. Mike Hunt on September 16, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Put your waterer on top of something so they don’t kick stuff into it. Works pretty good for me



  32. Bianca Mamigonian on September 16, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    What are the shavings called? I live in Australia.



  33. Amy Short on September 16, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I can’t wait to get my chickens! I have names already picked and just waiting to have the land.



  34. Ian Harvey on September 16, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I’m incubating 12 eggs…got at least 7 or 8 that will hatch!!



  35. michelle ying on September 16, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I have problems with mites in the chicken coops. It’s so tiny and worse than flees, I clean the coop every morning by taking away their feces but the mites still very active, do you have any idea?



  36. TayLee on September 16, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    What brand of shavings do you use? We just got chickens very new to this!



  37. Mario Calabrese on September 16, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing your insights! I’m about to receive three chickens from a friend who can’t care for them anymore. I want to provide them a healthy environment while also doing it in a hands off but efficient kinda way. This video truly was top notch!

    Also beautiful yard! Needs less grass though!



  38. Milind Bangar on September 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Good information. From India



  39. KidScipio on September 16, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    she’s hot



  40. darkimposter2 on September 16, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    You can hang the water bucket a couple inches off the ground with a tripod and it will stay clean better



  41. Janie Melgoza on September 16, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    What name brand do you purchase for there calcium feed.



  42. Isaiah O'Bryant on September 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Ain’t that the receptionist from dunder mifflin? What she doing on schrute farms?



  43. PARRIS CREATIONS on September 16, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Great!!! video