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I grew up in San Diego, but we had a fair amount of land for the area, so we were fortunate enough to have chickens. It was great because we always had fresh eggs. I forgot how great fresh eggs were until we spent time in Uruguay and got to experience fresh eggs there.
It has made me think about getting our own backyard chickens again. If we didn’t live where it snowed or had a better way to house them, I’d highly consider getting chickens or turkeys for eggs (and possibly meat – handling that part would be Brian’s job of course).
I stumbled upon an interesting website the other day where you can order day-old turkeys, ducks and hens for sale to be shipped directly to you via USPS. Kind of a cool concept. The prices are pretty reasonable too and they have small minimum order quantities of just 3 chickens or 2 ducklings.
Where we live, we have to pick up our mail at the post office – they don’t deliver to houses. So I can only imagine the look on the postman’s face when they bring out my box and it’s moving around from the baby chicks. That would be a conversation starter for sure.
You can also order hatching eggs. That would be a great lesson for the little ones. If you’re not the DIY type person, they also sell everything you need to get started like chicken coops and chicken feed. I love one-stop shops.
And the fact that they’re also based in California is a big plus for me since the shipping time would be short. Definitely something to think about!
Have you ever thought about getting your own backyard chickens for eggs or meat?
Thank you to CaliforniaHatchery.com for providing the information in this post.