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My name is Debbie and I have been raising chickens for a number of years now. I originally bought a few chicks so that I could have fresh eggs for me and my family. Soon I found that I really enjoyed having the critters around. But, I made a lot of mistakes along the way and my chickens paid the price.
I have found a lot of people in my area that have started a backyard chicken flock and many of my friends have also added chickens after they saw how much fun they were to have around. Most everyone I know has found that raising chickens is fun and easy but it also gives you peace of mind to know where their food is coming from. While we may not have any control over the economy we can control much of our food source.
When you raise chickens in your back yard, you are more self reliant. You don’t have to worry about how old the eggs are that you purchased at the grocery. You also don’t have to wonder how old the chicken meat that you bought is or if it was properly processed. When you raise your own flock of chickens for both eggs and meat, you have complete control over how your chickens are raised and what they are fed.
The peace of mind that comes with becoming more self reliant and raising your own flock of backyard chickens is such a great thing. Not only are they fun to watch as they run around your back yard, they provide your very own eggs and meat for your family.
Caring for backyard chickens really isn’t that difficult but there are some things you need to know. Follow along to get chicken care information and read some stories about my own flock of chickens.