Chickens and eggs–so which came first? This is a two-part post, so for the sake of this discussion, I’ll say chickens! Having them in the backyard is making a comeback, and with good reason. We’ve had them for a year and a half now and I’m already a big fan. Once you get set up (at first we had some trial and error with the whole coop thing but now all is well) they’re low maintenance, useful, productive–and fun! Here are ten reasons why I love them.
1) They are beautiful–every one of them
2) …and they have personality–plus!
3) They’re so easy to please. A little treat ( meal worms! ) makes them cluck with joy. An earthworm or a grub? Chicken nirvana!
4) They stick together and watch out for one another. If I find one, I’ve usually found them all.
5) They show us how to relax.
7) They like people.
8) They’re great recyclers. We never have to worry about anything going to waste. There’s always a “chicken bowl” in the kitchen with tidbits and leftovers to give them. And yes…they like kefir!
9) They are the BEST fertilizers.
10) Last but not least, they give us these fabulous eggs every day–super food in our own backyard! And I’m here to tell you, they are so good. This brings me to the next topic. Do you find all the choices for buying eggs at the store a bit confusing? Trying to sort out all those labels can be a bit much, and I’d like to discuss that more in part two of this post. If you’d like to receive this and other posts directly to your inbox, all you need to do is enter your email (see the subscriber box at the top right of this page) and respond to the confirmation that will follow. That’s it! So feel free to sign up–and stay tuned for more on chickens and eggs!