Start with a Chicken (or two...or three)
𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕣𝕥 𝕎𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝔸 ℂ𝕙𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕖𝕟 (or two or three)
They say chickens are the gateway animal...and I can see why. When it comes to incorporating livestock into our lives, chickens are a great first step towards a more sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle. The additional perk is that, for those not yet living on a farm or who don’t have acreage, chickens are widely accepted within most city limits to raise in your backyard.
ℂ𝕙𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕖𝕟𝕤 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕗𝕒𝕚𝕣𝕝𝕪 𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕪 𝕥𝕠 𝕣𝕒𝕚𝕤𝕖 & 𝕒𝕗𝕗𝕠𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖. All they need is: Good quality feed (if not being raised on pasture or free range), clean water, shelter for protection from the elements, & nesting boxes for laying (with some type of bedding)
Chickens can be purchased for just a few dollars from your local feed store or you can order them online and have them shipped to you.
Bᴜᴛ ɪᴛs ɴᴏᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀsᴇ ᴏғ ʀᴀɪsɪɴɢ ᴄʜɪᴄᴋᴇɴs ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʜᴀs ᴍᴇ ʀᴏᴏᴛɪɴɢ ғᴏʀ ʏᴏᴜ ᴛᴏ ɢᴇᴛ sᴏᴍᴇ, ɪᴛs ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɢɢs!!!!!
With all the cooking from scratch and Whole Foods meals we consume, we go through more than our fair share of eggs. And let me tell you, having your own eggs on hand and being produced daily, makes all the difference in the world!
MEALS: Eggs provide one of the easiest, quickest, and healthiest meals you can get. We don’t limit eggs to breakfast. In fact, most times, we are eating eggs for lunch! We save money and avoid processed deli meats by replacing cold cut sandwiches with eggs. Your body and your wallet will thank you! Eggs are also great for meal prepping or feeding the masses. Guests coming for the holiday? Make a delicious egg casserole or frittata. Meal prepping for the week? Make a batch of egg muffins and reheat as necessary.
BAKING/COOKING FROM SCRATCH: Whether I’m baking bread, desserts, or just preparing food from scratch, almost all recipes call for an egg or two.
GIFTS & BARTERING: I have never given a neighbor or friend a dozen eggs and not have them thrilled! There is just nothing like farm fresh eggs. There is no denying it. The taste and quality just can’t be found on the store shelf. I love giving the gift of eggs to neighbor as a thank you or using eggs to barter