Here’s a report from the Atlantic about some Canadian’s who are bucking the law for the sake of their health and/or their pocketbook! Well, I suppose I can’t say why they’re doing it. But I know why I would!
First of all, as fellow Canadian Meghan points out (in this excellent little blog post), good eggs are incredibly healthful. Second, most commercial eggs pop out of sick, deformed, mal-nourished hens, so their nutritional content is all but non-existent. Third, those pitiful hens are indeed poorly treated. And finally, happy eggs from happy hens (well-treated and pastured) are expensive and tedious to acquire! I make a special trip to a farmers market in another municipality for my pastured eggs!
So in order to save money but get happy eggs from happy pastured hens, I would indeed consider raising my own chickens in my own backyard!
Unfortunately, my apartment building doesn’t even allow me to have cats right now.
But would I do it if it meant breaking the law? Golly. I can’t even see that bridge yet. Would you?