Five Reasons to Keep Chickens as a Housewife! – Era of the Housewife

A couple of generations ago it would have been rare to have a household which didn’t have a few chickens outdoors in the backyard. If you are trying to live a frugal, more simple lifestyle then you also should invest in a few hens (and a rooster if your area allows it) as well.

Eggs

Chicken’s produce eggs and with a steady supply of eggs you will never go hungry. These are not just the white eggs that you see in the supermarkets but come in a variety of shapes and colours depending on the chicken’s you are breeding. When you crack them open the yolk is so fresh and orange, like a little sun, and they taste better than eggs at the supermarket scrambled or put into your cakes and puddings.

Meat

It may seem an unpleasant task but slaughtering your stock is a part of the process of keeping livestock. By doing it yourself you kn….

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