Sep 04

Raising chickens (and ducks) for eggs and meat.

Most eggs purchased in the supermarket are quite old and tasteless. The shells are soft, the yolk is pale and the white is usually runny like water. These are all indications the eggs are not optimally fresh and come from a super-size production farm. Buying fresh local eggs from a small farm will provide your family with a much healthier source of nutrition and a far better tasting egg.

If you have the space and time to dedicate to raising your own poultry you can enjoy the freshest eggs you will ever eat! If you have young children raising poultry can be a good learning experience for them. Teaching children to raise animals instills responsibility and an appreciation for where their food comes from.

If you go back a couple of years you can read a post about eggs and some of my favorite ways to prepare them….and while you are at it try this one about favorite ways to prepare chicken.

Follow this link to learn How to tell if your eggs are fresh. Try it and you may become more interested in raising eggs for yourself.

Some info about various breeds of chickens and this link for getting started.

This article argues that raising ducks is a better way to go for a whole host of reasons.

Some basics about raising ducks. Info about integrating ducks into your back yard.


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