With the price of eggs climbing higher and higher every day, many of us are wondering if it would be worth it to have our own chickens. Here’s how you can raise your own chickens in North Carolina.
Big poultry farms in North Carolina bring in billions of dollars to North Carolina agriculture economy. Poultry farming on a large scale has increased by 33 percent in the past two decades. Poultry farming is the number one type of farming in the tar heel state. But that is big business. Let’s say you just have a big back yard and raising your own chickens for eggs is to starting to sound like a good idea.
But hold on a minute, is backyard chicken farming worth it? The people I talk to say yes it is. But it is work. You have to make sure you have containment for your chickens that allows them to have plenty of room. A happy chicken is a productive chicken. You also have to make sure they have a proper coop to retreat to and don’t forget the steps you need to take to make sure your new critters are safe from predators. Check out this amazing Wilmington, North Carolina chicken coop below.
So, there’s the chicken yard, the coop, the safety from predators, the feed. Let’s not forget some all important questions like is it allowed in your neighborhood? To get all these questions answered and more, go to the Poultry site. The great news is, it is very doable ! Happy egg collecting and backyard chicken farming!
Experts Say This Is The Most Underrated North Carolina City
Chances are you have been to many of the best-known places in North Carolina. But what about a town that is just unbelievable to visit but just doesn’t have its own public relations team to tell you about it? Experts say this is the most underrated North Carolina City.
The folks over at Prevention magazine put together a list of cities across the United States that are worth your time to visit, but that you just never hear a lot about. I just love discovering towns and for the first time experiencing their beauty, as well as the food, the activities. Often times when you find these places everyone in the family thinks, “where has this town been all my life?”
What exactly does “underrated” mean? Google says it simply means not rated or valued highly enough. If you are like me and on a budget, my travel these days consists of places I can get to in a car in 8 hours or less. And with the vacation season coming up, it’s the perfect time to take a look at these underrated locations. While we were at it we went ahead and found out the underrated towns in South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. By absolute chance, I have been to this underrated town in North Carolina. We actually ended up there when we got lost. It is charming, beautiful and one of the most underrated parts of the Outer Banks.
You can check out the whole list here or keep reading to see which towns you need to add to your bucket list ASAP.