Chickens at home: it’s for your health!

By Scott | April 11, 2012 | Backyard Basics, Farm To Fork

chickens at home with ichicken

It’s no secret that eating whole, nutritious foods is important for overall health. Especially if you have small children or elderly people around your kitchen table. Pesticides and contaminants can enter our bodies through the food we eat. So it’s more important than ever to truly understand where our food is coming from and how it is grown. Raising chickens at home or in your backyard is a fantastic way to ensure that your family has access to a good source of nutrition . Eggs are one of nature’s most complete foods. One medium egg contains only about 60 calories. But includes an incredible amount of vitamins and essential minerals.

Such as Vitamin A (retinol), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B9 (folic acid), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and minerals such as choline, iron, calcium, phosphorous and potassium. All of the fat soluble Vitamins A, D and E are in the egg yolk. Eggs are one of the few foods that can provide a complete essential protein, including all nine essential amino acids that the human body cannot make.

Stay tuned for more information about the nutritional benefits of eggs! Start raising chickens at home today with our book: Raising Amazing Chicks; The First Seven Days