Backyard chickens are becoming more and more of a thing to many urban dwellers. It’s with good reason too — what’s not to love about skipping the store or farm and hunting for your eggs in your backyard? It really doesn’t get much fresher or satisfying than that.
However, many chicken dreamers or newbies aren’t aware of one important factor: hens only lay for about 2 years and then they no longer produce. At that point, new chicken owners need to decide whether or not they will continue to feed these hens without reaping the benefits of eggs, or butcher them. It’s definitely the harsh reality of owning chickens. Naming chickens would definitely be out of the question if they were to be butchered.
That was the plan for Loriel and her husband Scott, but then he decided to name the chickens, and then surprised her with a text message that changed the whole game.