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Hens will produce eggs that are fresh and nutritious, not to mention great tasting. Backyard eggs are also much healthier than their store bought counterparts. Backyard eggs contain:
1/3 the Cholesterol of store bought eggs
2/3 more vitamin A
1/4 less saturated fat
2 times the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids
3 times the amount of Vitamin E
7 times more Beta Carotene
They make excellent chemical free pest and weed control
Chickens will gobble up those pesky garden snails and slugs
They'll even go after crickets and grass hoppers
Hate pulling weeds? Chickens would love to help you out with that
Own an orchard? Chickens will devour the fallen fruit before it can cause any issues
Chickens: The world's best and friendliest fertilizer
Chicken manure has great levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
Chicken manure is more economically valuable than synthetic fertilizers
Chicken manure can make great fertilizer tea
Chickens: The perfect backyard pet
Chickens can be very affectionate pets
Kids love to be around them
They make great 4-H Projects
An Urban chicken or backyard chicken is a chicken kept in a city.
The primary reasons for keeping chickens are the food and income made by selling the eggs and meat. Other reasons include use in ceremonies and as gifts.
Keeping chickens in an urban environment is associated with the "Urban Agriculture Movement", which is the growing practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in, or around (peri-urban), a village, town or city. According to National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service and experts in backyard agriculture, there are a host of personal benefits associated with Urban Agriculture and keeping chickens in one's own backyard.
Sustainability in a general sense is the capacity to support, maintain or endure. Since the 1980s human sustainability has been related to the integration of environmental, economic, and social dimensions towards global stewardship and responsible management of resources. In ecology, sustainability describes how biological systems remain diverse, robust, and productive over time, a necessary precondition for the well-being of humans and other organisms. Long-lived and healthy wetlands and forests are examples of sustainable biological systems.
Sustainable ecosystems and environments provide vital resources and processes (known as "ecosystem services"). There are two major ways of managing human impact on ecosystem services. One approach is environmental management; this approach is based largely on information gained from educated professionals in earth science, environmental science, and conservation biology. Another approach is management of consumption of resources, which is based largely on information gained from educated professionals in economics.
Human sustainability interfaces with economics through the voluntary trade consequences of economic activity. Moving towards sustainability (or applied sustainability) while keeping the quality of life high is a social challenge that entails, among other factors, international and national law, urban planning and transport, local and individual lifestyles and ethical consumerism. Ways of living more sustainably can take many forms from controlling living conditions (e.g., ecovillages, eco-municipalities and sustainable cities), to reappraising work practices (e.g., using permaculture, green building, sustainable agriculture), or developing and using new technologies that reduce the consumption of resources such as renewable energy technologies.