March 14, 2013

A Visit to my Chicken Coops

I've been enjoying fresh, organic eggs from my own chickens for many, many years.  I began raising chickens after visiting a commercial egg-laying plant and being rather horrified by the cruel, inhumane conditions of the facility.  I started raising chickens for the eggs, but I also like that they allow me to practice animal husbandry on a modest, manageable, and relatively inexpensive scale.  Keeping and caring for chickens means I know exactly how they are housed, what they eat, and what goes into their delicious eggs.  For more about my chickens, read my column, Life and Wisdom From Martha in the April issue of Martha Stewart Living.