Just imagine collecting fresh free-range eggs in your own backyard! It may be easier than you think. Rooster Hill Farms leads the industry in affordable mobile chicken coops (often called "chicken tractors"). Backyard chickens are becoming more and more common. City after city around the country have changed their codes and regulations to allow residents to keep small flocks of hens in their backyards. The Henpen, sold by Rooster Hill Farms meets or exceeds city regulations and codes for urban chickens. Check it out to see if producing your own fresh free-range eggs is right for you.
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It has been said that "necessity is the mother of invention." As more people are interested in keeping backyard chickens, the need for an affordable and attractive, yet predator-proof mobile chicken coop has become the driving factor behind the development of the Henpen. In January 2009 Randy began working on a mobile chicken coop that would be easy to move, easy to maintain and provide safety to the hens that would live inside. The result has been one of the best-selling "chicken tractors" in the industry. Henpen sales have surpassed Randy and Cynthia's greatest expectations. Feedback from customers has been tremendous! We are convinced that you too will be satisfied with your Henpen purchase.
Cities all across the country are changing their policies concerning backyard poultry. [Click here to learn about your codes and ordinances.] As a result, backyard chicken coops are springing up everywhere. People have re-discovered the age-old art of farming in their own backyards. And chickens are an easy way to get started. Rooster Hill Farms is dedicated to helping you get your backyard ready for hens. Caring for hens in your backyard is much easier than you may think. And rewarding too!
Did you know that chickens are easy to train and make great pets? Check out some of our videos. There's a difference between livestock and pets. Livestock don't have names! Many people quickly become attached to the hens living in their backyard coops. WARNING: Chickens with names don't taste very good.
Keeping backyard chickens can also help teach your children about the responsibilities of caring for animals. It costs very little to keep a small flock of backyard chickens. Interesting fact: As a rule of thumb, hens that lay brown eggs are far less flighty than hens that lay white eggs. And, they're easier to train. The color of egg a hen will lay matches the color of her earlobe.
Chickens are not as noisy as people think. Many people have learned that their neighbors have been keeping small flocks in their backyard coops for years without anyone knowing about them. Roosters, on the other hand, are very noisy. And they get very agressive. Most city ordances do not allow people to keep roosters in their backyard coops.
Another common misconception is that backyard chickens leave a stinky smelly mess. While it is true that backyard chickens do leave manure, those droppings are nitrogen-rich fertilizers. And, when handled properly, the leave very little or no foul smells. So, backyard chickens, kept in well-maintained backyard coops do not present a nuisance at all.
The internet is chalked full of information about keeping chickens in your backyard. Check them out for more information on backyard chickens and backyard coops.