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Keeping chickens in your backyard is a great way to add a vital source of food to accompany your garden. Some of the benefits of backyard chickens include:

  • egg production – some breeds lay as many as 300 eggs per year!
  • pest control – they eat insects
  • weed control – they also eat lots of common weed species
  • manure acts as fertilizer for your lawn and trees
  • low cost of maintenance – free range chickens will feed themselves and you can feed them table scraps instead of composting