Chickens are increasingly becoming common in gardens and a few facts about these birds.
- People have been raising chickens for at least 5,000 years. Chickens originated in Asia and are among the oldest domesticated animals.
- Depending on the breed,hens usuallay produce one egg every 24 to 36 hours during periods of egg-laying.
- 3 benefits of chickens in the backyard: Garden help by which they control weeds and pests. Fertilizer, chicken manure is naturally rich in nutrients. The third benefit they provide food rich in protein.
- Among others,these four plants are toxic to chickens; milkweed,tobacco( smart chickens), yew,and castor bean.
Informational source: Birds & Blooms Magazine