The whoooooole point of raising chickens is for the awesome chicken eggs. Home grown chicken eggs are more colorful and vibrant, which means they are jammed full of nutrition. Orange yolks! Yeah! We know our birds were treated well because we raised them. We grow our own food and are reducing our dependence on sometimes unreliable outside influences.
But there are reasons the chicken industry is the way it is. Laying hens are not machines, and they don’t lay eggs like one. Hens have a laying cycle; if you don’t understand that cycle when you get chickens you may find your expectations are unrealistically high. The hoped for numbers do not always align with the number of eggs in your basket. Even though I love raising chickens for eggs and don’t plan to stop any time soon, I was surprised as my first flock got older how quickly egg production slacked off.