Keeping and raising chickens over the last several years has really grown in popularity. Thousands of American’s now raise backyard chickens and gain the benefit of fresh eggs every day.
If you’ve ever tasted fresh chicken eggs before, you will know that these eggs don’t taste like regular supermarket eggs… they taste incredible!
Our friends over at The Happy Chicken Coop have just published their infographic called 14 Ways Keeping Backyard Chickens Saves Your Garden and the Environment.
For instance, did you know that over 35.2 million tons of food scraps were dumped into US landfills last year? This is ridiculous, considering that a lot of the scraps could have been used to feed your backyard chickens instead? Providing the food isn’t heavily processed (i.e. pizza or chips) your chickens will love it.
Also, did you know that the average egg sold in America has travelled over 300 miles to reach your local supermarket? Keeping backyard chickens reduces this number to less than 1 mile. Imagine how many miles a year would be saved if everyone kept their own chickens instead of transporting eggs 300+ miles.
Not only can raising chickens be eco –friendly and provide you with fresh eggs they can also be used in your garden to reduce the amount of work you have to do. Chickens can keep your garden beds insect free and their muck also makes great manure which you can keep and use to grow more vegetables and flowers.
To see even more reasons why keeping chickens is environmentally friendly see the infographic below.