Sunday, August 15, 2010

Review of Chicken Keeping Secrets

It started with a New Year’s resolution to be healthier, and progressed from there. My husband and I began researching the different kinds of organic foods we could eat, and found out just how dangerous store-purchased foods can be. Vegetables are laced with pesticides and meat is injected full of hormones. Soon we realized this wasn’t just a resolution, but a necessary change. The health of our children and ourselves were suddenly a priority.

That’s how we decided we were going to start raising chickens. I had no idea how old eggs were when you purchased them from the grocery store. I didn’t know that chicken had a ton of hormones injected for growth – and I didn’t know how these things could affect our health. Another very important thing I didn’t know was how to raise chickens. Still, determined, we set about researching to learn how to raise our own chickens. Soon, we found a website called ‘Chicken Keeping Secrets.’

We first started reading the information available on the website and learned a ton of stuff there. Deciding that anyone who was willing to give away so much information for free must have a goldmine of information in their actual product, we decided to go ahead and invest in the product. We were absolutely thrilled with the amount of information we received from ‘Chicken Keeping Secrets.’ We learned everything about how to keep chickens – from what to feed them to the kind of chicken coops we needed.

I had no idea that even the stuff you put on the ground for the chickens needed to be special to keep the chickens healthy and safe. We learned all of this from ‘Chicken Keeping Secrets.’ We literally referred to it as often as we refer to the bible in the first few months of owning chickens. I’m happy to say that it paid off. We have very happy, healthy chickens who provide us with all-natural, organic eggs every morning. (They taste incredible – have you ever had fresh eggs?) In addition, we do cook one of our chickens every once in a while and can be sure that the meat is absolutely hormone-free, and completely safe for our family to consume. I highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to skip the hormone-laden chickens and eggs at the supermarket. It’s a wonderful product and costs next to nothing.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Where to Find Cheap Chicken Coops

The trend today in food is to create your own environment where you can provide for some of your food needs, and chicken is a basic staple in the dinner table. If you are planning to start your own chicken coop, you are right on track. You will be taking care of two food item items you use regularly in the kitchen - chicken and eggs. Or, you could choose one. Chicken bred for eggs are called layers, while those you plan to use as meat source are called fryers.

If you don’t want to build your chicken coop, there are ways to find cheap chicken coops without going over the budget of creating one from scratch. The main difference would be having to settle for what is available and not being able to customize your chicken coop.

The first place you should to find a cheap chicken coop would be your local hardware store. There may be limited choices, but you get to walk and buy one right away. Thus, you can get started on your chicken coop project immediately.

If you don’t find anything to your taste, then you will need to work your computer and find online sources. Expect the process to take minimum of 2 days to a maximum of a week before you get your goods delivered.

You will be able to find a chicken coop for as low as $10 but this would be the very basic, no frills, four walls and a roof kind of chicken coop. The most expensive for a ready to assemble chicken coop would be around $595.

What you need to consider when buying a chicken coop would be weather, temperature, materials used, and air circulation. You should also have easy access and the basic feed containers, 4 walls, windows, screen, and roof.