Irresistible chicks are available at local feed stores now. A small flock of layers will keep you supplied with eggs, plus provide entertainment. Poultry keeping is on the rise across the country. Concerns about food safety, how caged birds are treated, and where food comes from are some of the reasons people raise their own flock.
Chickens are a logical complement to gardening, but be wary of turning your hens loose. Chickens love anything green — from weeds to tender vegetable plants. We’ve read about using chickens to keep your garden bug-free, but the reality is they’ll devour everything. Only give your flock free access to the garden at season’s end.
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