Not only is the idea of backyard chickens a fun one, there is so much to gain from this little, feathered friend. Owning chickens for me is about a mutual relationship where they offer me so much and I am responsible for protecting them. This is not always an easy thing to do. Chickens are tasty and not just to humans. I have even seen chickens dragged to their demise by raccoons.
Still, they are little raptors. They are masters of the omnivorous diet. You must be very careful with them around your garden because of this. You will find that once you keep chickens you will wonder how life was before you owned them. In some strange way, they are companions. They look at you for answers and you do the same for them.
This article breaks down 7 concrete reasons for owning backyard chickens. You may be surprised at what chickens can do for you outside of laying eggs and eating bugs. The truth is they are an integral part of the sustainable lifestyle. If you are on the fence about owning chickens this article will push you over the finish line.