If you ask your grandparents, we'd bet they can remember a time when almost every yard had a chicken coop in it. Backyard chickens were not only common, but considered a patriotic duty at one point in our not-so-distant-history. Technology (we're looking at you, microwave), along with lobbyists from both of the egg and agricultural industries made suburban chicken-keeping passé, and later, illegal.
Besides the substantial and obvious concerns over animal welfare, science has since proven the nutritional benefits of a home-grown egg: they are lower in cholesterol and higher in Vitamins A, E, Beta Carotene and Omega 3 fatty acids than commercial eggs. We can't stress enough the value of raising cruelty-free eggs in your own backyard, and turning your kids and grandchildren into naturalists. It is truly priceless.
Come visit us to learn about backyard chicken-keeping best practices. We also stock a full line of local and organic feeds, scratch grains, treats and grit. Your chickens will thank you.