Homestead Critters: Chickens

Possibly the most popular livestock to include in a homestead, regardless of its size, are chickens.  Not only can they provide eggs and meat, but allowing them to range in your garden can help with pest control and fertilizer.  If you are eager to get a taste of homesteading but live in a city or town, chickens might be an option for you.  Be sure to check the local regulations before setting anything up.  Some places will allow them in the city limits as long as you don’t have a rooster.

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