The little Buff Orpington chicks arrived and I’m pretty excited about this breed.
I’ve raised them before and if memory serves me correct they’re a pretty peaceful chicken.
I prefer raising one breed of chicken verses a variety, this way if I decide to incubate or let the hens brood I know what my off spring will be.
We raise chickens for self reliance and we’re hoping the Buff Orpingtons will be the winner after trying to many others in the past.
They’re typically raised for eggs but are also good for meat.
Using Their Fertilizer
Another benefit to raising chickens is the fertilizer. I order my chicks online and this time I only purchased twenty-five. They’ll be indoors for two weeks before heading out to the mobile shelter.
I like to use hay for their bedding because once it’s all mucked I can use it in the garden. It’s a fantastic fertilizer for raised beds.
When these chicks head outdoors they’ll continue to fertilizer everywhere they go leaving us with a nice lush farm, fertilized the most natural way possible.
If you’ve ever been to the country in Texas during the summer you know that grasshoppers are always in abundance, bugs in general come in large quantities here.
The chickens will be a big help to depleting that bug population in addition to fertilizing.
On the farm chickens are raised as natural as possible for bug patrol and natural fertilizer.
This is incorporated with a free range lifestyle where they have a fenced in 4 acre farm to roam. Then at night they snuggle up in their mobile chicken coop.
For me knowing where our food comes from is important; by serving fresh eggs and farm raised meat year round we also feel healthier. What chicken breed do you recommend for dual purpose?