he are a number of useful resources that can help you get started with chickens and learn useful tips on best practice.

Books and magazines

Books/ magazines I've found particularly useful
Practical Poultry: The world's best selling poultry magazine. Contains helpful advice on anything from incubation to housing, feeds to breeding and showing to selling. Very useful magazine.
Starting with chickens: Good book to start off with.
The complete encyclopaedia of chickens: Useful reference book.