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Authored by Christina Ruszczyk-Murray, Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development, King and Queen County, Virginia Cooperative Extension

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Are you thinking about getting chickens but not sure where to start? With chickens you can’t just get one to see how it goes. Chickens are not meant to be solitary creatures; they need company of at least two other chickens. When you have chickens, you have to make decisions for your flock as a whole. It is a commitment when you do get them. Here are ten things to think about before you acquire your chickens. If you have more questions, please contact your local VCE office.

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Publication Date

December 8, 2020