7 Benefits of owning chickens or chooks.

7 Benefits of owning chickens or chooks.

by James Arthur Warren
Chickens or chooks as they are known in Australia are easy to keep and ensure a daily supply of fresh eggs.

Watch this video and read on to find out the 7 benefits and if you get to the end I will give you an extra bonus benefit of owning chooks.

Here are the 7 benefits of owning chooks.

1. Free Eggs and they are more nutritious
Eggs from free range chickens eat natural food like grass from the garden. You can also ensure that their food is organic. This means your eggs can be more healthy and nutritious.

2. Free range chooks are happier
Chooks locked in small cages have a short and unpleasant life. However, free range chickens live longer and healthier lives.

3. Get rid of food scraps
Keeping chooks is a great way to get rid of food scraps instead of putting your scraps into the garbage. Food scraps decompose and form methane, a greenhouse gas, in a landfill.

4. Manure for the garden
Chickens produce manure which is a good source of nutrients for plants in your garden.

5. Back yard exterminators, eating insects
Free range chooks wander around the garden eating pests that attack and eat your garden plants.

6. Improve the soil
Chickens improve the soil by scratching it up and aerating it. They also add nutrients to the soil in the way of manure which acts as fertiliser.

7. Happiness. release of oxytocin the love hormone
Loving and nurturing anyone or thing stimulates the love hormone oxytocin making you feel happier.

Bonus Benefit: You can eat them.

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