Backyard Chicken Basics
Backyard eggs are more nutritious than store bought eggs. Eggs from backyard chickens are often better nutritionally because they have not set around for weeks or, in some cases, months. As a backyard chicken farmer you control their diet and their living conditions. Each lead to a happier bird and a more nutritious egg. In commercial egg production, laying hens are crammed five or six to a cage in stacked rows of cages designed for automated feeding, watering, and egg collection.