Chickens are a wonderful edition to any family home and they are a perfect way to recycle*
I have kept chickens for many years now and have enjoyed watching the shenanigans and pecking order of a whole host of different breeds - from cream leg bars with their beautiful blue eggs, light sussex for their reliability in terms of laying, beauties such as the blue haze and many more. Amidst all the variety however there has been one constant - eggs.
In this time I have really grown to appreciate eggs and still now,nothing beats the sense of satisfaction and sheer pleasure when opening the coop to find a perfectly formed egg ready for you to enjoy. There have been many occasions when the humble egg has come to the rescue when the fridge has been empty…
Hens really are are a great way of bringing the small holding to your doorstep, without the need for acres and acres of space. Children get hours of entertainment out of them and learn about their life cycles, particularly if you choose to incubate some eggs and rear your own- its such fun watching them hatch and grow. As long as you take a bit of time and care getting their set up right and do a bit of research into the breed that would suit your needs the whole family will get years of enjoyment out of them.