There is slow and subtle change happening in suburban homes across the country, the chicken coop is beginning to replace the dog house, and for a good reason. There are a variety of reasons to keep chickens in urban environments. People have been keeping chickens in cities for centuries, and here are some of the benefits when you add chickens into your urban lifestyle:
Chicken eggs are a Local source of protein
If you live in an urban environment you can grow your own fresh fruits and vegetables in your backyard. When it comes to supplying your own source of protein however, it’s impossible to get your dog to lay breakfast each morning or fit a cow in your backyard. That’s why chickens are so wonderful! They are small, easy to care for, and won’t take up your entire yard.
Better Quality Foods
Fresh foods simply taste better! Also, when you raise your own eggs, you know what the animal ate, its living conditions, and how it was treated. No need to worry about food safety, antibiotics, or hormones.
Source of fertilizer
Chicken poop is high in nitrogen and great for your compost pile. Supply your backyard garden with compost made from chicken poop and watch your plants flourish!
Natural pest control
Got cockroaches, tomato horn worms, aphids, grubs, or any other pest you don’t want in your yard or garden? Chickens are great at controlling these pests naturally- no need to put nasty chemicals in your yard.