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Bird 101

5 Questions to Ask Before Getting Chickens

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There is a lot of interest in chicken keeping these days. With the cost of food skyrocketing, chickens can be a huge benefit to you and your family, even if you have no plans to eat them.

They provide fresh, organic eggs. They even provide natural pest control, can help rid a garden of parasites (but watch your produce!) and they can be very affectionate! 

Not only that, they are hilarious to watch each day. Chickens each have their own personalities and watching these birds get into things (that they're usually not supposed to get into), explore the yard and pens, and just watching the ways they interact with one another can keep you entertained for hours. 

But, before you jump into chicken-keeping full-time, ask yourself these five questions... 

Read more: 5 Questions to Ask Before Getting Chickens

Avian Quotes

  • "He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls."
    Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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Bird Facts

  • The bird with the largest wingspan is the Wandering Albatross with a wingspan of 11 ft. 10 inches.
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