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Chicks 101: 12 Benefits To Raising Your Own Backyard Chickens

Got to get some soon ūüôā

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Beneficial, rewarding and exciting are just a few words that describe the experience of having your own flock of backyard chickens. These birds offer many more benefits than the obvious one, a regular supply of your own eggs.

Listed below are some of the many benefits to why you should start raising your own chickens:

blogsign11. Fresh, Healthy Eggs Daily

A hen lays one egg a day. These eggs have a richer taste compared to store bought ones. Since backyard chickens have the ability to touch and roam on soil unlike factory- farm chickens, their eggs have a higher nutritious value to them. Compared to store bought eggs, the egg has 25 percent more vitamin E, a third more vitamin A and 75 percent more beta carotene. They also have significantly more omega-3 fatty acids than factory farmed eggs. Plus, the eggs are free of charge and always fresh!

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What I See From My Back Porch-A Challenge

Cecilia over at thekitchensgarden put up a challenge which goes like this:

What I see from my back porch.

So before the rain started again I grabbed the camera to get you a few views of what is out there.

I see lots of gorgeous greens right out back and getting green with each rainy day we have. We did not have rain for weeks.

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We have yet to put the roof on as we could still get feet of snow and 60 mph winds.
The garden is behind this seating area and not too far from the door and the kitchen inside.  I only have corn, squash, Cosmos, Sugar Snap peas in at the moment and those went in a week too soon our last frost is this long weekend.

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After having 70+ wild turkey and now just this one hangs out and looks in the window for me to scatter some Black oil Sunflower Seeds and some cracked corn in exchange it promises to eat all the nasty ticks it can find before they get us and the pets.  We have Lyme Disease really bad here in New England.  Sad to see just one lone bird but it will be safe here with us.

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I have been taking care not to let these get cold at night but come Monday they will be added to hanging pots or large containers so they can grow into real beauties!

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Tons of Lilacs all over the yard it smells wonderful too.

 

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Off it goes to roost for the night only to return in the AM and come to the door and look for me and the dog and cat.

Now that Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us we can really go to town getting the garden going, pots planted, and yard set up for warm summer nights by the fire.

Stay safe everyone

Happy Memorial Day

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Peace
Eunice

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They brought their little ones.

I am blessed.

This proves it.  My yard has everything they need to munch on and feel safe as well.

I love when the Moms take them out on a field trip and they pick our yard!

Not many photos as I wanted them to get used of us.

 

 

 

 

A new family to raise.

Soon our place will be filled with  Wild Turkey.

 

 

 

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Passionate about Purple

Below you will see a sample of Purple Flowers I have been drawn to for one reason or another.

Maybe the plant,shadow play, or wildlife upon it!

Let me if you like them. Please.

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These Butterflies looked all beat up when they arrived in our yard.

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They were so busy with what they needed to do they buried themselves in their WORK

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Cosmos is one flower I grow in the Garden too.  I love the photos I get of huge Bumble Bees on them

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Not really purple  sorry, maybe Green with Envey over all these Hummingbirds I get lol

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A pretty Hanger I received for Mother’s Day

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See how messed up it appears above?

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With the mild winter we had everything including the Lilacs, grew like crazy!  I took about 1/3 off all off them so my home would once again smell incredible.  I think if they get to tall I will miss their smell.

lol

 

Backside of a Cosmos

 

 

 

Frontside as she grows up and out of the fencing around the vegetable garden.

 

Very busy place in this part of the yard.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the flowers that call our place home.