06/09/2011 05:31 pm ET | Updated Aug 09, 2011

Raising Backyard Chickens (VIDEO)

Naomi Montacre, co-founder of Naomi's Organic Farm Supply, a Portland organic feed and products store, shares some of her expert knowledge on raising backyard chickens.

In part 1, Montacre describes some of the basic considerations deciding whether to raise chickens in your own backyard. As she points out, chickens are relatively inexpensive to raise, and they can provide up to about 4,000 eggs per chicken, throughout their lifetime.

In the raising of young chicks, Montacre offers advice for those looking to raise chickens organically, without the use of medications in their feed, a practical suggestion how to do so in a healthy, and natural way.

Originally posted on Cooking Up a Story.