Backyard chickens are becoming as common in yards as mailboxes. You may want to consider this quirky pet for many reasons. You want to know where your food comes from and a pet that carries its weight is hard to find.
Backyard chickens can not only be comforting and fun to watch. They will eat your kitchen scraps, keep bug populations down in your yard, and give you tasty eggs! Though you likely already knew that!
Unfortunately not everywhere allows these amazing animals as pets. The only way to be for sure is to search online using a search engine for your cities zoning laws. There is a fairly reliable website to help in your research called backyardchickens.com which has a ton of information.
Though just because your city allows chickens, doesn’t mean that your landlord will. So, you have to check with your property manager to make sure. Sometimes, a bit of information can help persuade a landlord. So, I suggest having data on how helpful chickens can be on hand!
Backyard Chickens – Key Benefits
Caring, and loving backyard chickens raised by hand make great pets. Chickens usually have silky soft feathers that are a treat to pet. Chickens love to be pampered too!
Give them your kitchen scraps! They will love them, with only a few exceptions. Then they turn these scraps into compost for your yard and eggs for your table! A chicken tractor will keep them moving and put their natural tilling activities to use. They will aerate the soil, eat weeds, bugs, and get nutrition from daily moves if possible. If not, that is okay too the valuable compost they make can be moved to your garden by hand!
Chickens will also gladly clean up your garden in-between seasons. Let them at that overgrown kale covered in aphids, or lettuce that has gone to seed. Just make sure you protect any plants you do not want them to eat. Backyard chickens will eat any plant or tree they can get!