Chickens were domesticated around 9000 years ago in Indian and Eastern Asia. Since then they have been the source of much amusement, enjoyment and food.
Today, we want to honour the backyard chicken and show everyone just what an incredible animal they are. For instance, did you know that the average US household would need 5 chickens to ensure a fresh supply of eggs all year round?
We have decided to prove exactly how great chickens are for your garden and also how environmentally friendly backyard chickens can be.
Here are 14 ways keeping backyard chickens saves your garden and the environment (Please click on the image to view it full size):
- Ohio State University
- California Polytechnic State University
- New York Times
- Mike’s Backyard Nursery
- American Egg Board
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Mother Earth News
- The Prairie Homestead
- United States Census Bureau
Wow, who knew how much backyard chickens could help!
Did you know just how helpful backyard chickens could be for your garden and the environment? Let us know any other interesting points in the comments below!
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