Hens are great for laying eggs for your morning omelets, but what else can they do? Surprisingly, there is a lot of work chickens can do to help out your homestead. From helping in the garden to clearing the yard of ticks and fleas, chickens are one of the best homestead helpers you can get. They’re expert garden tillers, pest control managers, compost makers, garbage disposers, all-natural fertilizers, and much, much more!
Just one more reason chickens are pretty awesome! (But you knew that already.)
Your hens are already a valuable asset to your homestead, but that’s no reason not to maximize their potential earning power. So why not find ways to put your hens to work helping you on your homestead? They love doing it and it makes your life easier. A busy hen is a happy hen! Not to mention it’s a fantastic way to save money on chicken feed! Now that’s what I call a win-win-WIN situation!
This terrific article from Attainable Sustainable will show you how to take your hens from simple breakfast ingredient makers to all-out homestead champion workers.
From the article:
Egg layers in and of themselves are a great addition to any homestead, large or small. And is there anything better than fresh eggs? But what if, in addition to the eggs, your backyard chickens could provide an extra hand (or foot, as it were) in your gardening efforts? Taking advantage of their natural desire to forage is a smart way for gardeners to get a little bit of free labor, and your hens (and the rooster) will love it!