Raising animals is a great way for families to learn and grow together.
Children learn a sense of responsibility by caring for other living creatures and parents can be assured by the knowledge of where their eggs come from.
Chickens benefit the family’s environment naturally by eating a variety of pests such as ticks, grasshoppers, and grubs, while fertilizing plants with their nitrogen rich droppings.
The average hen lays about 300 eggs per year, providing families with an abundant year-round supply. Research shows that eggs from free range hens have less cholesterol and fat, more vitamins, firmer whites and brighter yolks.
Raising chickens is neither expensive nor time consuming. A few initial supplies are required when starting a flock, but little more than food and water is needed to maintain them. In fact, money can be saved since eggs no longer need to be purchased!
- Do I want them to be free range, or contained and how will I protect them from predators?
- What supplies do I need for this endeavor?
To answer these questions and get valuable advice about starting your own flock, come to your neighborhood Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau! Many of our sales associates will be able to give you first hand advice. We have affordable supplies to get you started on your journey.
For more information on backyard chickens, give us a call or come by and see us today!