I'm so glad I chose to raise egg laying chickens. They are wonderful! Easy to take care of and the eggs are delicious. The more they roam around my property and the more bugs they are able to eat, the better the eggs are.
As a runner (I preface this a slow runner, my moniker is a turtle on my id necklace), eggs are a great source of protein. They received, unfortunately, a bad rap previosly. Easy breakfast before a run, hard boiled/fried/scrambled.
When we lived on our 4 acre "farm" my wife put her foot down at chickens.... I haven't forgiven her yet and that was 35 years ago! Chickens that eat bugs and run around gettin their feet dirty are way better than the ones that are forcefed growth hormones and have huge breasts with large fat deposits in places chickens ain't supposed to have fat..
And the eggs....
Doc is right, a dozen fried eggs, half a pound of good country sausage and some biskits n butter...now that's livin!