Raising your own chickens is the new black. Seriously. I haven’t gone down this alley due to my abundant wildlife issue. My property is teaming with hawks, raccoon, fox, and other hungry animals. I couldn’t bear to see them killed. But if you are thinking about raising backyard chickens, read 14 reasons how raising chickens can save your garden and the environment.
Thanks to Happy Chicken Coop for sending me this wonderful infographic which lays it out plain as day why raising your own chickens benefits the Earth. Be sure to add your own ideas in the comments below.
Raising Backyard Chickens to Save the Environment and Your Garden
My favorite reason to have chickens is giving them your table scraps. Although I compost, my voles and mice think I have created a resort for them. Even though I have a rodent screen, you would think my composter is sitting on a sinkhole. It is now about a foot lower than the surround garden bed.
So, I would rather give the scraps to my chickens if I had them and discourage the voles. (Remember, I have a regular zoo on my property.)
And who doesn’t love the fact they are insect eating magnets? I know a bunch of Mexican bean beetle larvae they could have…
And squash bugs...
And cabbage looper worms.
All these chickens would need is a side of guacamole and let the party begin.
Join the Conversation:
Do you own chickens? If so, how do they benefit your garden?
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