In these harsh economic times a lot of home owners and livestock farmers are raising chickens for profits. When raising profitable chickens you can either raise them for meat and/or egg production. But some farmers also keep chickens for their rich droppings which are used as manure for their gardens.
Raising chickens for eggs and meat has proven to be a secure way of making a living. The chickens can be slaughtered for meat which can be sold to butcheries, and eggs sold to local stores for extra income.
Keeping chickens for food has other advantages. Their meat and eggs are high in nutrients. The eggs are whole foods that contain proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and essential fats.
Chicken eggs have a major role in preventing diseases like strokes, heart attacks and blood clots. The meat is white meaning it doesn’t contain cholesterol and helps in the reduction of cardiovascular diseases.
Every single chicken can produce around 250 and 300 eggs every year. Farmers make some good profits from selling chicken eggs. Chickens eggs can stay a couple of days before being refrigerated, they don’t quickly rot.
Keeping chickens for meat can bring a farmer more income than keeping chickens for eggs, and not like eggs, chicken meat should be put in the fridge immediately after you slaughter it. And you can even slaughter the laying chickens that stopped laying eggs, which will boost your return in investment.
There’s a lot more involved in raising chickens for income. A good start is to get your own chickens, but before you do that get the complete guide on how to farm chickens for profits to avoid costly mistakes.
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