by ecohookups.com contributor: Marie Watkis
If you’re dreaming of fresh eggs every morning you can’t go far wrong with one of these delightful little chicken homes. Whether your aim is to provide for yourself or your family, chickens can greatly enhance your healthy lifestyle. If you have a child then they can learn the life cycle of a chicken in a very simple and hands on way or, if you just want that return to a more rustic lifestyle, these are the ideal way to wake up to a fresh omelette.
The more traditional chicken run gives way before these ultra cool and modern dez rez chicken apartments. Some of them come with their very own roof gardens which not only save space in your yard or garden but could be used as some pecking ground if the run was situated in an enclosure. Each are easy to keep clean and source eggs from.
Urban Chic turns Urban Cheap!
These chic chicken apartments are not only the talk of the town but can seriously brighten up your outdoor space. Your chicken could be living in one of these snazzy roosts, making stylish use of that old corner of your yard that you never knew what to do with. Chickens don’t need a very big space and are perfectly comfortable living in an average of one bird per square foot of housing. This means they are even suitable for large balconies and roof terraces, so what are you waiting for – utilise that space!
Grit Your Beaks! If you wish you can even roast and feed back their own eggshells to see if they eat them. This extra grit can stop the soft shell problem sometimes experienced with low grit urban diets.