Keeping healthy chickens is a very simple and pleasurable thing to be able to do. Not so long ago, raising poultry was just something everybody did, more out of necessity as a food source to supplement a poor. No small scale farmer would be found without hens. After all, as long as your poultry were laying, you had an amazing supply of a healthy, versatile food that could be cooked in any number of ways and used in so many recipes.
As suburbia has spread and the population explosion that goes along with that, our demand for eggs has certainly not diminished. In fact to supply the number of eggs needed has become big business but, to what cost? Unfortunately it is the poultry themselves that have become a victim of their own egg laying success. In an effort to keep up with the huge egg demands, the way in which laying poultry are kept can leave a lot to be desired.
With only basic needs being addressed such as, shelter and cheap food being used to feed them, it is no wonder that the taste and quality of the end product is not as good as it could be. How can poultry give their best when their surroundings really do not cater for their welfare properly or take into consideration any day to day specific needs? Basically, it is just quantity and not quality that counts here.
There is so much ready accessible information at the touch of a button to help you that, any once common pitfalls can now be avoided all together and so catering for your hens needs is so much simpler. How amazing to have such a huge encyclopaedia of chicken keeping tips and tricks available for you use. After all, the more information that you have the better equipped you will be in keeping your poultry in top condition.
To this end the best option to house your poultry is to build the accommodation yourself, thereby guaranteeing that you get the quality finished result that your chickens deserve. You can source all the materials that you require for a reasonable price at a local DIY store so you know that you are also getting best value for your money too.
So, to enjoy not only the nutritional benefits of fresh free range eggs by keeping healthy chickens you can ensure that you provide low cost, durable housing that is far superior to anything you could buy contributing in an unseen but positive way to keeping healthy chickens.