Have you ever considered raising your own meat right in your backyard? Chickens are a great place to start and are a natural transition for someone who is already raising a backyard flock.
Raising meat chickens is easier than you might think and the benefits range from knowing you are getting humanely raised meat to feeling a connection with your food. Waste has also gone down dramatically in our household now that we truly understand the work and sacrifice that went into getting our meat to the table.
Raising the meat birds is a true family effort for us and everyone gets involved with the processing as well. It is hard work, but totally worth it in the end!