Getting started with chickens is exciting, but how do you determine how many chickens you’ll need? Do you want enough eggs to feed your family, or do you want enough to sell eggs locally? In this part one of this workshop, McMurray Hatchery’s Tom Watkins talks about how to determine how many chickens you need to fit your needs, and how the breeds you select weigh into it.
So you’ve decided to get chickens. But with hundreds of chicken breeds, deciding which breeds to get can be overwhelming. In part two of this workshop, McMurray Hatchery’s Tom Watkins and Ginger Stevenson talk about selecting breeds for different needs, climate, use, egg color or quantity, and more.