chickens.jpgScrambled, sunny-side-up, over-easy, poached, fried, hard-boiled – however you like your eggs, you’re sure to like them fresher, organic, and humane. You can skip the store, skip the middle man, and know exactly where your eggs come from: your backyard!

Backyard Farming is a Seattle-based, national distributor of attractive chicken coops, founded by a chicken enthusiast. They provide three coop sizes, suitable for three to twelve chickens – and since chickens lay an egg a day, that’s three to twelve servings of nourishment every day. My brother-in-law keeps chickens, and he loves it.

chicken_coops.jpgLearn about the company and ordering information @

To build your own coop, try the book Chicken Coops: 45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock, available on Amazon.
Please do not order live chicks in the mail. Instead, find a local farmer. As long as you treat your chickens kindly, your eggs will be guilt-free.