Kitchen Garden


So why would anyone want to keep chickens in their back garden or on the land that they own? For most it will be the lure of ‘home grown’ fresh eggs: with a good diet and living space for your chickens, eggs really will have that ‘never tasted so good’ flavour. The feeling and excitement for young and old alike on finding those first newly laid eggs is a proper life experience.

It’s not just the eggs, chickens can make great pets and indeed companions – most will become quite tame very quickly – but surely that’s just because we are the source of their food? Well, there’s definitely an element of truth there, though during my time with these birds I’ve seen

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