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Do you raise your own chickens?
I’d be curious to know what got you started.
If you don’t have your own hens but are thinking about it, you really have to weigh the pros and cons. I have already written about a lot of the advantages of having your own personal egg laying team. (See here). The main reason that most people start raising their own chickens is to get delicious, FRESH eggs.
But after you have chickens for a while, the benefit of eggs almost becomes secondary. The REAL reason people keep chickens is for the free entertainment they provide. Not everyone wants to admit this, but all the chicken fanciers I’ve talked to freely acknowledge that their “girls” are part of the family and they just love watching them ad infinitum.
And yet if you are thinking about starting your own brood, or have just recently set up your hen house, you need to be aware of some of the disadvantages of having chickens in your back yard. The video below says it much better than I can. So please watch it and let the message sink in with all it’s implications.
I’m just saying…You need to think of all the consequences, short term and long term that can come with raising chickens.
I’d love to hear how you feel about all this. Please share your thoughts below.
Here’s to knowing what you’re getting into,James Early Organic Gardening 365 Helping you get the most out of your garden all year long
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