My eggs come from my backyard, my produce is 95% organic, local, and seasonal, and my meat is of similar quality.[/quote]
I am envious.
I’ve been able to source very good meat and eggs, but the backyard for eggs is a whole extra level…I assume that means you keep a couple (or a couple dozen) chickens? I know it’s a little off-topic from the “flipcollar is bulking” gestalt, but mind sharing a few details of what it’s been like having egg-laying chickens?[/quote]
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I have 3 chickens. I could comfortably have 5 in the coop I built, but I’d have to expand it if I wanted more. Each chicken lays 1 egg a day. They’re 3 different breeds, so 3 different egg colors (green, light brown, dark brown).
Care for the chickens couldn’t be easier. You drop in some food into the feeder anytime it’s low, change the water everday… regular pet maintenance stuff. I have to change out the bedding in the coop every other week. That takes maybe 20 minutes. The old bedding can be used as compost.
My chickens also have access to my backyard for a few hours everyday, so they can be considered free range.
One of the coolest things about having your own chickens is you never have to refrigerate the eggs. If eggs are not initially refrigerated, you never have to do that. You only have to do it if they’ve previously been refrigerated, if that makes sense.