Getting my chickens out on fresh grass and weeds, giving them access to bugs, and providing a varied diet keeps my chickens healthy and they make eggs with beautiful, dark orange yolks. These yolks are high in carotenes and other antioxidants, healthy fats, and vitamins such as biotin. Raising chickens is a great way to build a connection with your food. Chickens help out in the garden and they are fun to watch.
I recently finished a fun project; I built a Chickshaw. You can see plans for it over at Justin Rhodes’s web site https://abundantpermaculture.com/. I built mine using electrical conduit which makes it lighter and it should last longer in the weather. It works great for moving my chickens to different areas of my yard so they can do work where I need them and get access to fresh greens. For now, they are working on building soil for a garden bed I plan to use this spring.
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