Why Keep chickens?
Fresh, Local eggs that are much tastier than commercial farm eggs!
Healthier- In contrast to commercial farm eggs, eggs from backyard chickens have:
1/3 less chlesterol
1/4 less saturated fat
2/3 more vitamin A
Two times more omega-3 fatty acids, three times more vitamin E, and seven times more beta carotene
Backyard chickens provide lessons for children about where food comes from and responsiblity. Children can participate in chicken chores and their favorite will surely be collecting the eggs!
Chickens provide natural insect control and their droppings are high in nitrogen and act as a rich fertilizer for your lawn.
Chickens are easy to look after! No walking, no bathing. Other than feeding, fresh water and collecting eggs, they require very little attention.
Chickens are not only fun, but interesting! The whole family will enjoy getting involved. Every chicken has personality, and lots of it!