Is it legal to have chickens in CT?

No more than six (hens) are to be kept. No free range chickens are allowed. The chicken coop shall be at least 75′ from the street line and 25′ from the side and rear property lines.

How much are chicks selling for?

How much do you sell baby chicks for? The pricing of chicks depends on the breed and quality of the birds. But usually, they range between $3-$5. Some of the exotic breeds will bring in up to $18 a chick and remember those “fad” breeds?

What time of year is best to buy baby chicks?

In spring (February through June), you can find the broadest selection of breeds from breeders and hatcheries. Also, baby chicks need a warm space that’s dry and free of drafts, so late spring and early summer are optimal times to start chicks.

How much does a single chick cost?

A live chicken will on average cost around $3 to $30 depending on the breed and age of the chicken. Here’s some general guidelines: Baby chicks: Starting at $1, averaging about $5.

Can I have chickens in my backyard?

Backyard chickens can make excellent additions to a family – no matter where you live. In the U.S., we’re seeing an explosion of backyard chickens in both urban and rural areas. Many townships, villages and cities have embraced the benefits of backyard flocks; however, chicken keeping is not yet permitted everywhere.

How many chickens should you have?

How Many Chickens Should I Get? Chickens are social birds and they do not fare well on their own, so you should have a minimum of two. As a very loose rule of thumb, two to three hens per family member should cover your egg needs, or four if your family really loves eggs or plans to give eggs away occasionally.

Which breed of chicken is best for beginners?

Top 10 Chicken Breeds for Beginners

  1. Rhode Island Reds. Rhode Island Reds were my very first chickens, and so, of course, they had to be Number one on the list.
  2. Australorp.
  3. Buff Orpingtons.
  4. Leghorns.
  5. Barred Plymouth Rock.
  6. Jersey Giant.
  7. Easter Egger.
  8. Sussex.

Can you order chicks year round?

You can order chicks for delivery all year round, but by getting your chicks started early you can have your egg layers ready for laying by Springtime. Imagine all the wonderful eggs in your egg basket in the Spring. Placing your order for your chicks early also gives you time to plan for your new flock.

Are chickens noisy and smelly?

Chickens don’t smell bad any more than other pets do. A properly clean chicken coop has no objectionable odors. The bottom line is that responsible people give their pets proper care and provide them with a clean environment.

Are chickens high maintenance?

Although low-maintenance, chickens do require a small amount of daily care as well as some monthly and semi-annual maintenance. Plan on spending 10 minutes a day on your pet chickens, an hour or so per month, plus a few hours twice a year on semi-annual chores.