Raising your own chickens for farm fresh eggs, meat, or just for sheer enjoyment, can be extremely beneficial. Owning chickens can be a learning process that you become more knowledgeable with overtime. However, before embarking on your rewarding chicken journey, it is important to educate yourself of the basics on what to expect. Please, don’t come home one day from the feed store with a box full of chickens because they were so darn adorable without a little preparation. Chickens are live beings with specific needs that deserve proper care.