Eggs come first as chickens take over our gardens | Life and style | The Observer

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This is an interesting story in the Guardian that’s well worth a read. Check it out!

Eggs come first as chickens take over our gardens | Life and style | The Observer.

For me this raises the question:

In an austerity ravaged UK, are people are getting increasingly wary of food quality found in supermarkets?

Any thoughts?


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2 responses

  1. This is probably not the place but . . . When I was in my early teens I was given £5 (a lot of money in those days) with which to buy the wood to make a small chicken house and to buy some point of lay poulets. The idea was that i would then be able to earn my own pocket money.I should perhaps add that my mother “ran” about 50 chicken, 2 dozen duck and the same number of geese as well as running what was effectively a small market garden. The surplus was taken to market every Tuesday and was an important part of the household economy. I will not bore you with the fact that it soon became apparent that my hen house was not fox proof . . .

    Well, it was hard work (obviously) but if you have never tasted eggs taken from the laying box to the kitchen laid by hens with a wide variety of foodstuffs, much of it gathered by them in large runs which would qualify as free-range today then you could be in for a treat.

    To spoil the idyllic picture I should add that we ate chicken once their laying days were over and also ducks and geese. Whatever people’s motives, this is all good news. The sooner we, as a country, become self-sufficient in all foods other than those that cannot be grown in our climate the better – and it could be done.

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