Top 10 Reasons to Raise Chickens

| 11/15/2012 3:20:50 PM

Tags: Chickens, pest control, roosters, top 10, Heather Jackson,

 Top 10 Reasons to Raise Chickens 

  • 10.  I never have to run to the store for eggs!
  • 9.  My chickens love me!  They follow me around hoping that I will throw them some scratch grains or some meal worms!
  • 8.  Speaking of worms, chickens provide excellent natural pest control!
  • 7.  Pastured eggs are much more nutritious than factory-farm raised eggs.
  • 6.  Baby chicks are SO CUTE!!
  • 5.  Mean roosters still taste great!
  • 4.  You feel a real connection with the food cycle.
  • 3.  It is a wonderful learning experience to share with the children in your life!
  • 2.  Chickens provide better entertainment than the television!
  • 1.  With a flock of chickens, I am one step closer to food independence!  
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11/18/2012 4:09:07 AM

Heather, all good reasons to have chickens. I have wild turkey's that will scratch around in my raised beds looking for bugs and seeds. They haven't bothered but only one vegetable. That was the sweet corn. They would scratch the seeds out of the ground and nip at the corn sprouts until they reached a height of about two feet at which time they passed the baton to the raccoons and squirrels to wait for the tender sweet corn to mature. Have a great chicken day.

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