It's National Chicken Month and today we honor the well-loved bird. Chickens not only provide nutritious and delicious eggs but they are easy to take care of and make wonderful pets. Imagine stepping outside of your backdoor, being greeted by a flock of hens and returning to your house with handfuls of fresh eggs. Having backyard chickens is becoming an increasingly popular movement alongside farmers' markets and urban gardening. Raising chickens in your own backyard helps connect you to your food source, offers a way to get back to nature, and provides a garden oasis from the urban surroundings.
Below are some fun chicken facts and great books to get you started on your own flock of feathery friends.
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