Last night Terry can home, looked around the kitchen and asked “what are you making for dinner”? You can only imagine the look on his face when I told him I was cooking for our new mealworms. Yes, I Cooked for Worms. That is a first even for me. In an effort to raise healthier chicken to eat and sell I started raising mealworms and am also sprouting and raising my own fodder. I will post pictures of the new fodder system this weekend.
They already look better before and after cracking them, right? But are they really better for you? A study done by MotherEarthNews.com confirmed in 2007 that eggs laid by your own hens at home are not only good looking, but good for you too.
When comparing a standard grocery store egg’s nutritional value (as measured by the USDA) to an average backyard egg, the study gives the latter an advantage:
Why the edge? Because backyard chickens have a better diet of organic feed and most importantly…bugs — for real. Chickens not only gorge on chicken feed but the natural environment you provide them will also supply a healthy amount and diversity of little plants, bugs, grasses and leaves that are at the core of a wild chicken diet. Something their industrial peers miss.
Reading this article was so exciting. I love knowing that raising our own hens for farm fresh eggs is not only fun but that we are helping to grow better food for folks. Sign up with us to get a regular supply of eggs.