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.
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 will keep your garden beds insect-free – they love to eat all kinds of insects and grubs. A flock of 6 chickens can easily keep your garden grub-free!
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 the average egg sold in America has traveled 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.
To see even more reasons why keeping chickens is environmentally friendly see the infographic below.