Raising backyard chickens is a very rewarding way to add to your family. They are easy pets to care for and provide you with delicious eggs as well as composting materials. Talk about carrying their weight! 🙂 Nick and I bought our first chickens 6 months ago and we absolutely love them.
Personality & Garden Perks
I was extremely surprised to learn that each of our hens has her own distinct personality. A lot of this is related to their breed, but even within that framework, our girls are all different. They also interact with us much more than I would have expected. They get excited when we go outside and they go straight to their door to greet us.
Chickens are amazing for your garden! Their poop, feathers and eggshells can all be composted, which is fantastic for your soil. When you have a larger garden, it’s nice to have an outlet for the food you can’t eat in time. Chickens can eat pretty much anything and it’s nice to you your food isn’t going to waste.