The Health Ranger, who is an active journalist and head of Natural News, his own burgeoning website, is also an avid farmer. He raise goats and chickens at his home farm with his wife. The Health Ranger has found fulfillment in the raising of chickens. He finds that it does not require an entire farm to raise chickens, or to have fresh eggs every morning. He also enjoys the company of chickens, finding them to be his fine-feathered friends.
When first starting out as a professional chicken farmer, the Health Ranger was committed to the selection of a few different and select breeds. He found that this selective process has helped him to differentiate the chickens, as well as to form a closer bond with them. He names each chicken, which he finds to be a particularly fun process. Raising different breeds can also be extremely interesting. It allows the farmer to learn their different temperaments, as well as the different sorts of eggs they lay.
It is also important to be aware of your other pets when raising chickens. The animal lovers naturally want to be surrounded by all sorts of animals. Some pets, however, can be extremely dangerous to the chickens. The Health Ranger, through experience, has learned that cats will often try to eat baby chicks, and that dogs will continually harass the chickens. There is one story, in fact, of a run-away dog that broke into a chicken farm, and while looking to just play with one of the chickens actually ended up killing it.
This is just one of the reasons it is important to build a good fence for your chickens. A home farm may make it difficult to raise free range chickens. The Health Ranger found that he had to build a fence to keep the chickens from getting lost and to manage the chicken’s waste. This also helped to keep them from tearing up the rest of his yard.
It is, of course, important to be aware of your neighbors. The Health Ranger was afraid of the annoyance raising chickens may bring to those who lived around him. In this spirit, the Health Ranger often makes a gift of fresh eggs to his neighbors, not just to keep them happy, but also to spread the wealth.