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For us, having hens is somewhat of a health requirement. I am allergic to most protein sources: most meat, nuts, etc. Oddly, I cannot consume chicken meat, but I am not allergic to eggs. So eggs are one of my primary foods that I consume for protein.
Eggs from backyard hens are more nutritious and healthier for you than commercial eggs. For example, range-free chicken eggs are higher in healthy Omega-3 because they eat more greens and less soy-based feed. More importantly, backyard chicken eggs are so tasty that I enjoy them without butter, oil, or salt.
We live in Gresham and have kept chickens for several years now (we thought it was legal because of the County ordinance). Our neighbors have never complained. In fact, they've only said positive comments.
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