We hear all the time that pastured eggs are better, but what exactly makes them better?
For starters, a big difference is how the hens that lay the eggs live, especially the conditions they are raised in.
Pastured hens spend their days outdoors foraging for bugs, seeds, worms and more. Hens are free to embrace their natural instincts to forage, scratch, take dust baths and more, leading to a happier bird.
Because product labeling can be so vague and meaningless, it has become more important than ever to develop a trusting relationship with your local farmer. You should be comfortable asking questions about how your food was raised, managed, fed and the farmer should be equally willing to talk to you and even show you.
With food security concerns and grocery stores having empty shelves, lots of people are turning to local farms, planting victory gardens and buying out farms stores of day old chicks. Having your own backyard chickens can not only add to your food security, but also provide some other amazing benefits.
Chickens are a great first step towards producing your own food and increasing your family’s food security. Even better, they are perfectly kid sized and tend not to intimidate small children.
Our quick start guide will cover everything you need to bring home your first chicks. Want more hands on instruction? Check out our events page to see when our next Chickens with Candy class is scheduled.
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