5 Reasons Why You Should Keep Chickens In Your Garden

If you like to grow your own vegetables, and are very much into growing food organically, then keeping chickens in your garden might be something to consider. Taking care of chickens is not that hard, and even the smallest of gardens can benefit from having a chicken or two living in it. Here are 5 reasons why.

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1. Rich, chicken manure.

Chicken manure is rich in nitrogen which plants love. You can add chicken manure to your compost bin to make it more nitrogen-rich. Your plants will grow bigger and greener.

2. All-natural pest control.

Chickens will eat just about anything that moves or crawls. Once out of the pen and allowed to roam, they will pick out those nasty bugs, worms and critters that love to feast on your crops.

3. Recycle food.

In as much as chickens love to feast on insects and crawling things, they also love to eat anything that they find tasty, even kitchen scraps. You can feed them some of your veggie scraps and leftover cooked grains such as rice and corn.

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4. Weed control.

Chickens also love to peck on weeds, so in a way they’re also an all-natural weed remover.

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5. Fresh eggs.

Most people would keep chickens in their backyard solely for their eggs. If you keep chickens for your garden, then consider getting freshly-lain eggs every morning as your sweet bonus.

Now that we’ve given you 5 reasons why you should, would you keep chickens in your backyard?

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