Updated: Jan 12
Chickens are amazing creatures that have provided untold farmers for centuries. These birds might have wings but they still call their coop home. Chickens are essentially pigs with feathers and can eat pretty much anything humans eat besides citrus, onions, and junk food(we shouldn't be eating so much of this ether). Some people even feed their chickens 100% off of food waste, I would like to get to this point eventually but until that day I'll continue to supplement with grain. When spring brings us in the Northeast longer days egg season begins. Chickens can lay 5 eggs a week during the laying season. How could these birds get any better? Chickens can make compost for the garden as long as you add carbon(leaves, hay, wood chips, etc). The potential chickens for chickens in an urban setting are limitless as long as there is reciprocity between the community, environment, and the flock.