We have had chickens for about two years now. But they were mostly there for the amusement of our caretaker and his family. Last year I decided that if we were going to keep them it was time to get them out of the rain and out of the exposure of some of the wild animals that traverse our property.
Since we have 25 acres of pine trees, and Alaskan mill, and a good worker, we bypassed the local maderaderia and cut and milled our own planks.
Here you see the results of a few trees.
Since Chickens are probably the most versatile animal created, I figured that we should keep a dozen or so for their bounty.
After all, they are relatively cheap to feed, house and their products are plenty.
Eggs can be used for tons of great dishes, and after a bit, so can Chicken meat.
The fertilizer also helps in the garden after a fashion, so having chickens is probably the most wise mini self sufficient thing we can do.
Not that eggs are expensive at the market, there is just something about warm fresh eggs that you cannot beat.
The taste of eggs in Mexico, even in the markets are so superior than those NOB, the color, the taste is superb. Once you have had fresh eggs it is really hard to go back to store bought eggs again.
Not even considering all the chemicals and hormones etc that agribusiness feeds large growers. The last couple of years I read a few books which really made me think about what and how the food we eat gets produced.
So, if you do get a chance you can join the fresh food movement, get yourself a few chickens. After all, when you are in Mexico you always hear the roosters and chickens in a neighborhood along with the howling dogs, so besides being pets they are food producers too.