This post has stuff about a previous relationship and eating meat. My perspective has changed
Well it’s official. We’ve been considering buying some chickens as a way to keep Kayla entertainedlive a more sustainable life and today we finally pulled the trigger, er, buried the hatchet…uh, sealed the deal. There are a number of reasons we’d want to raise chickens, here are a few:
dl. Eggs-a-plenty:From what I’ve read a few hens will pump out more eggs than a family of four can handle. You can give the extras to your neighbors
Fun for the family:Kids love watching chicks grow up. Each little chicken has its own personality.
They eat bugs:We’ve got some spiders, roaches, and crickets that some chickens would probably love to munch on
Natural gardeners:Apparently these gals will take care of your weeds and produce some good fertilizer for your yard. Maybe they’ll mow it for me too…
They’re edible:I suppose if times got tough we could eat one of them. Of course we’d have to have a nameless chicken around so that the wife and kids wouldn’t get too attached
Mary and I built this chicken coop over the weekend. It took us about 6 hours from start to finish. I trimmed up the roof and put some hinges on it and Mary added a nice barn-red paint job. I still have yet to put the sides on the nesting area but the chicks seem to really like their new little home.