5 Jul

Raising backyard chickens, rabbits & bees is becoming very popular in the Cleveland area too. Thanks to Jacq for her post!

The feel good kitchen

Looking for reasons to start keeping chickens of your very own? Check out this list from  urbanchickens.org, a great resource for all your fowl questions!-JK

Why Keep Backyard Chickens?

1. You can be a food producer!

The local food movement is flourishing, and by keeping backyard chickens you can take pride in being a food producer and not just a consumer.

2. You know exactly where your eggs come from!

Think of all the recent factory farm egg recalls in the news – gross!  When you raise your own eggs and/or meat you know what the animal ate, its living conditions, and how it was treated.

3. You can eat fresh!

Fresh foods simply taste better and eggs are no exception.  Combine chicken keeping with a vegetable garden and you’ll never look at store bought eggs & produce the same way.

4. You can fertilize your…

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