Thursday, August 11, 2011
One of the fantastic things about keeping backyard chickens is creating your own eggs. Yes, by keeping backyard chickens, you are able to influence what goes into those eggs that your family consumes. Backyard chickens' eggs are known to healthier than those available in your local supermarket in a number of ways. The cholesterol is lower and the eggs are higher in Omega-3s, Vitamin A and beta-carotene.
We are able to feed our chickens organic feed that truthfully is only about $3 more per 50-pound bag. We are also able to control the treats that the flock eats and where they free range. To me, this is truly knowing where your food comes from. If you ask my kids, it comes "fresh from the butt". Today, my daughter told me that quiche was her favorite food. I might just have to agree, especially when I know those eggs are made with love on both my end and the chickens'.
Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest