Fried, scrambled, poached, hard-boiled, deviled, or sunny side up, who doesn’t love eggs? So, why not get a chicken coop in your backyard and have more fresh eggs than you could ever dream of? Home-grown chicken coops have become a growing trend and for good reason. By cultivating chickens in a backyard, the eggs are not treated with the hormones and antioxidants that grocery stores use, leaving you with an all-around healthier treat. The eggs are more nutritious and tastier too –containing more vitamin E, vitamin, A and omega-3 fatty acids and offering the freshest flavor that can’t be beat.
Backyard chicken coops can be beneficial in some surprising ways as well. For instance, chickens are great for keeping near a garden because they are natural predators for the bugs that like to snack on fruits and vegetables and their talons turn the soil, keeping it fertile and fresh. A chicken coop can also be a great tool for teaching young children about responsibility or just for sharing your fresh eggs with family and friends. After all, a single hen produces about 300 eggs a year! If you are thinking about adding a chicken coop to your backyard, please take into consideration that chickens require a great deal of open land and a loving family that won’t mind cleaning up after their messes. If that sounds like your family, why not?