Spring Chicken Fever!
At Creating Sustainable Roots we believe living more sustainably means bringing agriculture back into urban settings and we’ve found raising backyard chickens is one of the most fun and productive ways to do this! Chickens have the capability to provide soil cultivation, weed control, insect control, natural and super effective fertilizer, compost, education for children, a very abundant and healthy source of nutrition in their eggs, and bring a lot of joy to your life.
We first got 6 baby chicks in the spring of 2014 and have been hooked ever since. They are easy to care for and there really is nothing quite like checking the laying box and seeing a fresh bundle of eggs just waiting to hit the frying pan! We parted ways with those chickens just before this past winter when their egg laying had more or less stopped and have been dreaming about new ones each day since.