Documentary shorts — unscripted — featuring farmers, artisans, and others
Have you ever attempted to raise chickens yourself? Bread, beer, fruits and vegetables all taste noticeably better when fresh. Well eggs do too! For Patrick and Holly, they were already true believers having raised chickens before. This time they wanted to raise more chickens than ever before—not just for themselves but also to sell to others. Through serendipity and the community coming together, they were able to pull together a team of 14 people to take care of 30 chickens to form their own CSA, Eastside Egg Co-op.
There are so many benefits to raising chickens. They are a great addition to any garden, they clear out whatever area of land defines their boundary, and they also leave their nitrogen rich manure for the next round of plantings. The eggs from these naturally raised chickens are higher in the good omega-3 fatty acids than eggs produced from factory farms, not to mention being fresher. Typically, eggs from the supermarket are at least 2 weeks old before they even reach the shelf.If this is something you think you’d like to try, find out first if chickens are allowed where you live. If yes, like Patrick says, make it happen!
If you have some tips to share, I’m all ears! This is something I’m considering doing myself.