Guide to Chicken Care
Just getting started with backyard chickens? Learn everything you need to know to start your own flock.
Frequently Asked Questions
The My Pet Chicken Guide to Chicken Care (free!)Want to know how to raise backyard chickens? We wrote this free e-book to give you an overview and to help you decide whether keeping chickens in your backyard is right for you. This quick and easy ready provides the all basic "how to" information you'll need. Go now
The "Pick a Chicken" Breed Recommendor ToolDon't know which chicken breed is right for your backyard? Our unique, fast and free "Which Chicken" tool can help you decide. Just answer 6 simple questions and you'll get a custom breed recommendation in seconds! No strings attached. Go now
Chicken Breed ListLooking for more information on the wonderful world of chickens? This list includes all of the chicken breeds recognized by the American Poultry Association (APA). You can click on any breed name for full information. Go now
Are fertilized eggs okay to eat?Fertilized eggs are fine to eat, in fact some people claim they healthier than unfertilized eggs, although we've never seen any data supporting that. (Let's be honest; if the fertile egg is fresh and unincubated, you're going to have the addition of just half a cell.)