Eggs are a cracking good reason to own poultry. Who doesn't appreciate fresh free range eggs?
Plus, hungry chickens will clean up your kitchen scraps. They are also Nature's own dynamic lifters, aerating the soil and keeping it fertilised.
As with any pet, owning poultry is a responsibility, although with only a few precautions, there's not much to do other than making sure they get enough food and water.
You'll need to provide your chickens with a proper cage to shelter them from the weather and predators. They will also need adequate outdoor space to roam around outside of their cages.
Owning chickens and
other poultry can be a satisfying experience with the added benefit of producing food for
your dinner table.