Farmer Greg suggest using a rat zapper to control rats. Cats and rat traps help too. Use metal trash cans with tight lids to keep feed or trash from inviting pests.
Two myths about roosters: they crow at sunrise, and you need a rooster to get eggs.
Difference between chicks and pullets (year or older chickens), the advantages and disadvantages.
Chickens lay more eggs per day in summer than winter.
After they reach the first point of lay, how many lays can you expect over a period of time?
Chickens are a great part of permaculture, the art and science working with nature.