Some Little Known Facts:
Here's the ingredients list from a feed designed for
hens raised in a commercially confined area and sold in our grocery stores: Grain Products,
Plant Protein Products, Processed Grain Byproducts, Roughage Products, Forage Products [in
other words, could contain pretty much anything!], Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin
D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Niacin
Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Choline Chloride, Folic Acid, Manadione Sodium Bisulfite
Complex, Methionine Supplement, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Manganous Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate,
Copper Chloride, Zinc Oxide, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Sodium Selenite.
In addition, most of the eggs currently sold in
supermarkets are nutritionally inferior to eggs produced by hens raised on pasture.
That's the conclusion we have reached following completion of the 2007 Mother Earth News egg
testing project. The testing has found that, compared to official U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) nutrient data for commercial eggs, eggs from hens raised on pasture (even your backyard)
Hmmmm..... might it be to your advantage to consider
raising your own chickens for eggs in your backyard? We think so! Our 4' x 6' or 6' x 8' can
house 6 to 12 chickens, producing eggs which we know you will enjoy and benefit from!
Note: Be sure to check with your local building department
and/or your homeowners association as to the legality of raising chickens in your neighborhood
before you purchase one of our chicken coops. Some areas restrict "farm animals" to