A hen is a regular source of delicious, healthful eggs throughout her laying life. She will gladly accept your kitchen scraps, reducing household waste. She improves your soil with free fertilizer. Then, at the end of her laying career, that same hen provides a satisfying meal and plenty of nourishing bone broth.
Keeping chickens can seem overwhelming. In reality though, chickens are not difficult to raise and care for, and the rewards far outweigh the work. In fact, you may be surprised at just how easy it is! Follow these simple steps to quickly start your own flock.