Raising backyard chickens has become an increasingly popular hobby over the past few years. More and more people are discovering the rewards of owning their own flock beyond a potential source for additional income.
If you’re thinking about keeping chickens of your own but find that you’re still on the fence about it, check out the extra perks to welcoming these feathery friends into your life!
You’ll enjoy constant access to fresh eggs.
You probably already know that the main reason a lot of people raise backyard chickens is for their eggs. It’s easy to understand the appeal when you consider that eggs from your own flock will be of better quality and more nutritious that the ones you buy at the store.
Backyard chickens typically eat higher quality, more natural food and are kept in healthier conditions than factory chickens, resulting in their superior eggs.
Chickens are good for the environment.
Many people are surprised to learn that well-kept chickens serve many eco-friendly purposes that benefit your land and the environment as a whole.
They provide safe pest control, since they love to hunt insects that feed on your garden and are just plain annoyances. Chickens help reduce waste, as they will happily eat your excess and leftover food (in moderation). And, to top it off, you can compost their litter and turn it into a great natural fertilizer!
They make great pets.
Anyone who has kept backyard chickens can tell you that they’re actually very loving and affectionate creatures. You’ll quickly form a bond with your flock as you care for them, and many owners grow to find their presence peaceful. Overall, backyard chickens provide excellent companionship that helps reduce stress.
If you want to enjoy the unique benefits that chicken raising has to offer, you’ll need to make sure you have the best tools to care for your flock. Start by investing in an Amish-made chicken coop from Amish Barn Company to give them a safe and comforting place to call home!
Our handcrafted coops make it easy for your chickens to thrive and for you to collect their delicious eggs. Give our team a call to learn more about the standard features and popular upgrades we offer and to find a prefabricated chicken coop that’s right for you!