Control your own food supply with backyard chickens. Quickly learn what your chickens need with this handy Chicken Coop Checklist Infographic.
You hardly know what is in your food anymore.
GM corn that you can barely avoid, estrogen-inducing soybean oil around every corner, and meat that may or may not be a blob of colored slime.
Even so-called “natural” products are usually anything but natural, and the grass fed beef in your grocery store has a host of issues that I bet you didn’t know about, despite the ever increasing and already insane price per pound.
Think chickens were any better? You would be wrong. Despite all the hype, free-range chickens are more of a marketing spin to save face than an actual solution to healthier chickens, or a healthier you for that matter.
There is a solution: You must take control of the food you eat.
Growing a garden and raising a few backyard rabbits or chickens gives you full control of the food your family eats. Not only will it be healthier and tastier but you’ll also be more self-sufficient and less dependent on the food grid. That’s what we like to call a win-win-win.
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Keeping backyard chickens may sound scary, or a giant leap into one day owning a beat up 80’s ford pickup (but they are pretty awesome), but it’s not. Millions of backyard chicken keepers around the country can tell you that.
What backyard chickens are is an excellent way to control your very own meat and egg supply.
The Feeling Of Harvesting Your Own Eggs
Producing your own nutrient-filled eggs and truly healthy meat is one of the greatest accomplishments you will ever experience. A hundred years ago everyone knew that, but today the closest most people get is a farming app on their iPhone.
Break the cycle and re-learn what your grandparents knew, that chickens (along with rabbits and ducks) are some of the easiest and most rewarding animals to raise.
Not only will chickens eat pretty much anything, but they are also comfortable in small spaces and lay eggs on a regular basis.
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The Chicken Coop
For most people, one of the most confusing parts about keeping chickens is building a place to house them, known as the coop.
A lot of people go far beyond what is necessary and end up spending huge amounts of money for no reason.
Anyone can build a coop but if you are a beginner and have little experience in woodwork I highly suggest you use some DIY chicken coop plans to save time and money, and to make sure the final product doesn’t look like a modern art exhibit….
Remember, your coop doesn’t need to be super extravagant. It just needs the basic features that are shown in the infographic below.
The Chicken Coop Checklist
Now that you know what your chickens need, get started! Don’t wait around because what happens is a million other things come up and before you know it you’ve forgotten all about your new and bright plans for a better food future.
Life tends to do that to us, so get started today. Your family, and taste buds, will thank you.