As food from grocery stores continues to get more and more expensive, consumers are searching for ways to keep their dining expenses down. Not surprisingly, there has been an increase in the amount of people who are adding a chicken coop to their yard, in order to have a constant supply of nutritious, protein-rich eggs.
Having a chicken coop in your yard means you’ll have eggs that are free of hormones and antibiotics. And your chickens will be “free range,” able to run around your yard rather than being stuck in a cage all day and night, inside of a stuffy barn where farmers give them an unnatural diet in order to make them grow faster.
A happy chicken produces more nutritious, tastier eggs. By having your own chicken coop, your eggs can contain more omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, vitamin A and beta carotene. Since your eggs come directly from the coop to your table, they don’t have to sit on a supermarket shelf for weeks. You’ll enjoy firmer whites and brighter orange yolks.
Another major benefit of having your own chicken coop full of egg-producing chickens is that kids get to see where food comes from. The chickens become beloved outdoor pets. Kids will have a sense of responsibility, taking care of “their” chickens, collecting eggs, and chasing after them for fun.
Chickens eat grubs and bugs in the dirt, they aerate the land as they search for food and run around, and their droppings have nitrogen, a great fertilizer for soil and gardens.
Best of all, having your own chicken coop means you don’t have to go to the store to buy eggs weekly. Your chickens will produce so many eggs that you’ll end up either selling some, or giving them away to your friends and neighbors. And, contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a loud rooster for your hens to produce eggs, so your neighbors will be relieved.
Deer Creek Structures can help you get started with your own chicken coop. Deer Creek custom builds beautiful chicken coops that will fit seamlessly on your property. Check out the picture at the top of the post to see an example of an aesthetically pleasing design!
Source used: http://www.organicauthority.com/sanctuary/7-benefits-to-starting-your-own-chicken-coop.html