There’s something about financial stresses and hard times that give people the desire to become more self-reliant. It’s been evident in every prior economical downturn.
Even at the time of the World Wars developments like Victory Gardens clipped up all over America. The essential needs of food, clothing and housing became the priority once again. Our nations current economical crisis has its own Americans going back their focus to these basic needs. An expanding tendency these days is the backyard chicken flock in Rudolph Wisconsin.
Why is raising poultry helpful? The reason why are endless but I’ll list 5 economical reasons why.
Chickens are cheap.
If you are going to rear an animal to provide for you family, chickens are among the cheapest. Small chickens usually cost around $2 and $3 each. After that initial cost, the ongoing cost of chicken feed and wood shavings are also very affordable.
Chickens need very little space.
Most breeds of chickens need only a couple of square feet of space per poultry to be happy. Small chicken flocks are getting to be more popular even in urban houses as a result of the ease of keeping poultry in a tiny space.
Hens need very little of your energy.
Once your chickens are settled in, you need only spend a few mins a day caring for them. I check on my flock two times per day. Each morning before work and at night right before I sleep, I simply refill the feeders and waterers. The shavings need to be changed once every one to 3 months with regards to the size of your chickens. Undertake it on a nice day or on a weekend when you have around 20 minutes to spare.
Chickens make you nice breakfast.
Think about the satisfaction of understanding that your family will not go famished or lack the health protein that they need if you have your own egg production in your farm. After tasting or baking with fresh eggs you’ll think why you didn’t choose to raise chickens sooner. Some hen breeds will produce upwards of 300 eggs or even more per year. Just three hens will provide you with almost 1000 eggs in a year.
Chickens provide pest control and fertilizer.
While your birds are eating harmful grubs and menacing mosquitoes, they will also fertilize your lawn and garden. Some may not think this part of keeping chickens is fascinating until they see how helpful it will be. It is possible to get odorless composting in your own backyard. Compost the birds’ manure and shavings with grass clippings and household veggie scraps. Then use the compost to improve your lawn or patio garden. Raising poultry will help you raise more healthy vegetables for your family.