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Considerations for Raising Chickens Amid High Egg Prices


As egg prices continue to remain high, some people may be considering buying chickens for egg production.


While raising chickens can be very rewarding, K-State Extension Diversified Agriculture Agent Adaven Scronce says you probably won't end up saving money on eggs by raising chickens.


Scronce says a sturdy chicken coop is another important consideration since chickens are often the targets of coyotes and dogs. As far as egg production goes, Scronce says you might not get an egg per chicken every single day.


During the winter, Scronce says artificial light can be used to keep chickens laying. If you have any questions on raising chickens this spring or maintaining your current flock, you can always contact your local extension office.


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