Raising chickens are what most people think when beginning to consider urban homesteading. There’s a good reason for that, chickens can be an easy cattle to begin raising, and they don’t take up much space.
Also, raising chickens is a quick way to start producing all the eggs which your family will need. Chickens may also be raised for meat only part-time, or even as birds of dual-use!
They do have a little learning curve, and you can do things to help your chickens have a happy life.
You needn’t live in the country to start considering raising chickens, because Chickens are perhaps the most versatile species.
Even in small-town lots, they can be born, if you decide to raise chickens you can keep them in practically any yard. Chickens are much quieter than a horse, as long as there is no rooster among them. And don’t worry, you don’t need an egg-taking rooster too.
Chickens are very easy to look after too. They need food and clean water, and a safe place to live. Even children can be looking after pet chickens.
On the other hand, if you do have the space, a self-sufficient flock of chickens can be totally raised. You can hatch out chicks in the spring with just one or two roosters to replace your laying birds or to raise for meat. With a little extra space in the garden, you can start to grow some of their own feed to save money.
You can also think about raising chickens are grass-fed if you have enough grass, or don’t mind setting up a rotating pasture. Chickens’ eggs which are produced by birds allowed to eat their natural grass, plants, and bugs diet are vibrant and have colorful yolks. They’re much healthier than eggs from factory farms.
Plus they simply taste better and a lot better reason to raise them.
Chickens in the backyard are one of the best pets you can have. Compared to most pets such as dogs they are easy to keep and require very little attention. Plus, they give you a little care and attention in return for eggs!
Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State
Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.
Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:
Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo
Oron, Akwa Ibom State:
Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State