3 days ago
Our friends & family think we're crazy for adding chickens to our farm, and I was hesitant too... but, here's the thing;
Fresh eggs are a huge bonus to being self sustainable, but the big picture is we know what they eat & what goes into their fresh eggs. We all know hens lay eggs.... but if you have never seen the difference of store bought vs farm fresh, find out! Do you REALLY know what you're eating?
It's been less than 2 weeks & our son is already catching on to go outside with me and collect fresh eggs in the nesting boxes.
I want him to know where our food comes from, thank the hens for their eggs and help raise them. What a fabulous lesson in respecting the animals who provide us with food.
Beyond fresh eggs they also help keep down the insects & nasty bugs we hate. We can now say goodbye to those harsh pesticides, and herbicides, the chickens also keep the weeds down!
No more need for fertilizer, chicken manure is great fertilizer & once composted will go into the garden, be spread on our fields etc.
These hens have easily become valuable to us, and our farm. at Lacombe County