March 19th is National Poultry Day!! I know it’s an unofficial holiday but, in my business, I’m happy to know there is a day out there that celebrates everything poultry. I happen to love poultry and farming, and I’ll share a little bit today about my chickens and why I love them.
Poultry is defined as “birds that have been selected and domesticated by man…they include chickens, turkeys, quail and guinea fowl, as well as ducks and geese”.
Most everyone who thinks of poultry thinks of chicken and, in particular, chickens for meat. Those aren’t the type of poultry I have on my farm. All my chickens are raised for eggs.
My “girls”, as I like to call them, are the foundation of my farm…they are my “bread and butter”. Looking after the girls, making sure that they are happy and healthy, means that they provide a lot of eggs!
Eggs are one the most nutrient-dense foods out there. They are packed with protein and contain iron, vitamins A, D, E and B12, folate, selenium, lutein, and choline. On top of that, one egg only contains 70 calories. How’s that for a perfect food?