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I remember when sleeping until early afternoon was a daily occurrence. Then would waste the rest of the day away by being unproductive, and accomplishing nothing. This type of life style was unhealthy. Before I started raising chickens I would describe myself as lazy, unproductive, unhealthy, and simply uneducated about the life of a chicken. Let’s just say that raising chickens has defiantly changed me for the better in ways such as being more educated, more productive, and forcing me to have a healthier life style.
Before I had chickens to care for I was a lazy and unproductive person. Since I really had no responsibilities my day would be spent care free. These unhealthy habits were getting me nowhere in life. I knew
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I wouldn’t have been able to tell you why a rooster crows or how a hen lays an egg. I had no clue what chickens eat, I was simply very uneducated on chickens. I decided to try an educate myself before bringing these animals home by reading books. Yes, these books did educate me enough so I knew what to feed them and what type of shelter is needed for chickens but until I physically had these animals in my backyard I would still call myself clueless. Once I had experienced these animals in person I was no longer uneducated. After a year of raising chickens I could answer any question someone might have about how a chicken functions from first-hand experience. I could tell you that a rooster crows serves several purposes one is when his testosterone is high, second is to establish his level of dominance, and the third is too communicate with other birds. In fact, roosters aren’t the only ones that are noisy. Hens also are noisy, before and after they lay an egg they will sing their “egg song”, and when alerting other chickens that theirs a predator nearby. Until I was educated on the life of a chicken I never would’ve thought they were as smart as they truly …show more content…
Before I started raising chickens I was not a vegetarian, and I didn’t have much physical activity throughout the day. These health habits changed once I started to raise chickens. There was something about eating my own animals that did not appeal to me, and once I saw how intelligent these animals are I became a vegetarian. Once I was a vegetarian I started to notice some changes in myself, one change was that I felt like I had more energy. Becoming a vegetarian was one of the best changes I’ve experienced. The biggest advantage raising chickens gave me was that I choose their diets and that means when I am eating my hens eggs I know exactly what is in the egg and where the egg comes from. These eggs come from a healthy grass-fed, organic crumble diet, and are ethically raised. Knowing these facts about where my food is coming from provide me with a healthier diet than ever before.
Raising chickens was a life changing experience that has made me a healthier, productive, and a more educated individual. For the rest of my life I will live in a healthier way which will lead to more opportunities then I would have if I never made the decision to raise chickens. From this experience, I learned to take joy in the little things such as that joyous feeling when you find your first egg in the nesting box. I never would have thought chickens would change

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