Raising Backyard Chickens (RBC) is a tribute to the simpler life and the joys of a sustainable existence. It is a celebration of the enduring spirit of the American homesteader and the age-old tradition of keeping chickens in one's backyard. The site is a window into the world of those who have embraced the challenge of cultivating their own food and the rewards of a self-sufficient lifestyle.
As John Steinbeck once wrote, "The things we own end up owning us." We aim to provide a space for those seeking to break free from the grasp of industrial agriculture and the commodification of food. Here, you will find information, advice, and inspiration for starting your own backyard chicken flock, from coop design to feed and care.
Chickens have a natural place in the rhythm of life on the farm and in the heart of the homesteader. They are living creatures that provide us with eggs, manure, and entertainment. They are a link to the land and a reminder of our connection to the earth. So, come along with us on this journey and discover the simple pleasures of raising backyard chickens.